Throughout the year they earned points for doing certain things such as holding doors for others or being judged on how they handled certain situations etc. Anytime they could renew these points for prizes that I gave myself. I knew most of them were going to take it as a joke at first so I was prepared for that. The first month they were overly helpful (replacing annoyingly with overly) but once they understood the premise it was really just about being on their semi best behavior.
Some of the boys had HUGE improvements others had small, but I am pretty positive that no one did not improve.
Of course we still have things to work on. But a huge success, I think, is that they all know that they are AWARE of what to do. They may still get into trouble and talk back or complain when they don't like something, but tell me one adult that doesn't do one of these things.
For me having them be aware of what is right, improving their common sense, and just recently I realized that they all are pretty good friends now. Giving each other a hard time, laughing at themselves (still working a little on that one) helping each other out. I think this was a good thing for them and I'm excited for next year.
We had a couple parties to celebrate. Just a video game and junk food boys day in.