Jack and Jill is accepting applications for Beautillion
ATLANTA-Applications are now being accepted for the East Suburban Atlanta Chapter (ESAC) of Jack and Jill of America’s 3rd Annual Beautillion. The application deadline has been extended.
The event acknowledges the achievements of young African American men who are chosen in recognition of his demonstrated achievements in academics, sports, the arts, community, church, leadership, and the overall commitment to the advancement of African Americans. This year's theme is “Innovators: Authentic, Bold and Classic."
The Beautillion is designed to prepare high school juniors and seniors for college and the future.
During the program, participants are required to attend workshops on topics such as etiquette, fiscal responsibility, men’s health, financial aid, career preparation and public speaking.
In addition, the young men attend social and cultural events and perform a community service project.
“Our beaux of years past are all enrolled in a college or university,” said ESAC Chapter President, Dee Dawkins-Haigler.
“Eighty-five percent ere student athletes and 3.31 is the average high school GPA.
We are proud of our inaugural success and aim to continue this tradition in the East-metro Atlanta area," she said.
Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was founded in 1938 and is a non-profit organization of African American mothers committed to developing future leaders through supporting children’s programming, community service, legislative advocacy and philanthropic giving.
The East Suburban Atlanta Chapter (ESAC) covers Rockdale, Newton and Walton Counties as well as parts of DeKalb County.
The chapter was founded in 2008.