TAMPA, Fla. -- A group of teens are spending their Saturday mornings this Fall learning lessons that are not usually taught in the classroom. 

  • Bay area teens learn etiquette, life skills in new program
  • Blooming Impressions program sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Classes take place weekly at 9 a.m. 

The Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity sponsored a group of ten minority teenagers for the Blooming Impressions program that focuses on personal development and life skills. 

Two of the teens taking part are Bayshore High School students Keiandra and Kuter Williams. While the sister and brother say the program was mentioned to them by a teacher, they wanted to come be a part of it. 

"I want to set myself up for a future," Kuter said. 

The latest session of the program launched on Sept. 8 at Cinebistro in Siesta Key. The first lesson was focused on self-esteem and empowerment. In the coming weeks the teens will learn table etiquette, public speaking skills, and how to handle their finances. 

Their father, Keith Williams, was there to support the duo. 

“They grasp it better coming from someone else, because they feel like the parent is always just hard on them," he said. 

Classes take place weekly at 9 a.m.