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©2016 BY BRO. EXUM LEE III AND BRO. FRANK BONNER

Greetings Prospective Beau and Parents from the Brothers of the great Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. On behalf of the 2017 Beautillion Committee, the Brothers of the Alpha Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the GWC Brown Legacy Education Fund, we welcome you, thank you, and congratulate you on the decision to face the challenging yet rewarding experience of participating our inaugural beautillion. We are very excited to have you join us on the journey of personal education and development.

The GWC Brown Legacy Education Fund is a 501(c) (3) organization whose primary purpose is to promote education in the Greater Hampton Roads region.  With our scholarship program, the GWC Brown Legacy Education Fund’s commitment continues to aid those within the Greater Hampton Roads region to materially transform young men’s DREAMS into REALITY.  We do this with the impactful authenticity that uniquely comes when sponsorship is gained from those role models, mentors, and professionals of the various career fields of with similar ethnicity and/or background. 

 

What is a Beautillion?

A Beautillion is a culminating event in which African-American young men are showcased in a "Rite of Passage" Ceremony. Having been engaged in workshops designed to develop them intellectually, spiritually, socially and emotionally, this Afrocentric culminating event introduces them to society. Beaux are high school seniors. The Beaux's escorts are called Belles. Mothers also play a pivotal role in the event as they take the first dance with Beaux. The program is an engaging experience emphasizing values, goal-setting, African American culture, personal presentation, grooming, decorum, and acceptable dating practices. Beyond the choreography, the truly magic moments of the Beautillion banquet and ceremonies are: the placing of the mantle of African-American manhood on the shoulders of the beaux; Alpha Brothers in formal attire encircle the "new men" and anoint them with the Alpha Hymn and Mr. Beautillion is crowned.

Program Objectives

The 2017 year will be the inaugural year for the Standards of Excellence Beautillion. Although this is a new undertaking the Alpha Phi Lambda Chapter has a long standing history of successful mentoring initiatives through the Go To High School, Go To College National Fraternal Program; we ensure you this initiative will be no different. The Education Fund and the Chapter are very dedicated to achieving an outstanding success rate of these young men entering college and attaining their career goals.

The objective of this program is to offer enriching experiences and opportunities for the beau to expand his network with like-minded achievers and mentors, and to further develop their personal, social, professional, and leadership skills through a variety of social, education and cultural activities. Each Beau who participates in the program will be awarded a scholarship at the culmination. Scholarship and academic excellence are a vital part of Alpha Phi Alpha’s program; therefore, all activities will involve an educational objective. The planned activities are diverse and fun.

The success of the Beautillion Program depends largely upon the cooperation of all participants in adhering to the timetable and the responsibilities as outlined. Activities provide the participant with an opportunity to learn life skills from each experience. The program is funded by the proceeds you raise and money from the Alpha Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the GWC Brown Legacy Education Fund. It is our intent to make the program as self-sufficient as possible. Fundraising activities and goals are discussed later in the Handbook.

The mission of the Beautillion Program is to assist college bound seniors within the Hampton Roads areas by preparing them for college, securing scholarship funding and presenting them to their local community at a formal event. The program has 4 components: Development Sessions, Mentorship, Scholarship, and the Beautillion Gala

 

Application Instructions:


• Complete one (1) application per student
• Fill out all sections completely

 

Eligibility & Requirements:


• Applicant must be a resident of the Hampton Roads Area
• Applicant must be in the 12th grade for 2016-2017 academic year
• A minimum of 2.5 GPA
• A program fee deposit of $50.00 is paid by February 4th
• Applicant must have exhibited leadership potential as evidenced by school and community activities
• Ideal applicant should have substantial community service, local church and/or other organizational leadership/mentoring programs.

 

Application Instructions: (All items due by February 1, 2017)