The Beautillion Program

The beautillion, founded in 2008, is a four-month program designed to prepare high school juniors and seniors for college and subsequent life.  During the beautillion program, the participants (“beaux”) are required to attend bi-weekly workshops on topics such as:  etiquette, fiscal responsibility, men’s health, financial aid, career preparation and public speaking.  In addition, the beaux attend social and cultural events and perform a community service project.

At the culmination of the program, each of the beaux are presented to their parents, friends, teachers and other invited guests at the beautillion ball, a black tie gala.  At the ball, each beau invites a young lady to escort him for the evening (his “belle”), performs a waltz and presents a speech.  All of the beaux receive a scholarship award from the Burlington-Camden Achievement Foundation, Inc.  Special awards are given to those beaux with exceptional performance in the program and one is crowned “Mr. Beautillion.”

More important than the scholarship awards, is the impact of mentoring on our young men.  For some, this program is their first exposure to professional mentors and the lessons learned are invaluable.  Watch the video below to hear more about the impact of our mentoring on these exceptional young men.