The beautillion, founded in 2008, is a four month program designed to educate high school junior and senior males in critical areas that will prepare them for college and subsequent life, such as: etiquette, fiscal responsibility, public speaking and community awareness. At the culmination of the program, the young men ("beaux") will be presented with scholarships at a black tie-event that will take place on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Aloft Hotel in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.
The following young men have been chosen to participate in the fourth beautillion class:
Franklyn Benjamin (Haddon Heights, NJ)
Michael Brown (Camden, NJ)
Quaheem Brown (Pine Hill, NJ)
Elijah Chatman (Willingboro, NJ)
Jharet Crawford (Burlington City, NJ)
Paul Davis (Pine Hill, NJ)
Jalen Davis (Willingboro, NJ)
Kelvin Davis-King (Camden, NJ)
George Gaines (Camden, NJ)
Dwayne Gibbons, Jr. (Glassboro, NJ)
Arkeem Graves (Williamstown, NJ)
DeAnno Isom (Willingboro, NJ)
Ricky Jackson (Burlington, NJ)
Khalil Keaton (Pine Hill, NJ)
Ijshamere Martin (Camden, NJ)
Karim Mclaren (Camden, NJ)
Jahquay Ogawa (Glassboro, NJ)
Tyleer Ogawa (Glassboro, NJ)
Raymond Richards (Willingboro, NJ)
Durell Robinson (Pine Hill, NJ)
Marcus Tatum (Pine Hill, NJ)
Joseph Wood (Magnolia, NJ)
The foundation will host a welcome reception for the beaux and their parents on Friday, December 14, 2012 at Archer & Greiner, P.C. in Haddonfield, NJ. "The reception is a great chance for the beaux to get to know one another and meet their mentors from the beautillion committee," remarked Donte Coleman, a mentor in the program. "Each young man will be assigned a mentor to guide him through the college application process. Since our program's inception, we have achieved 100% college enrollment for all of our participants and we expect our 2013 class to follow suit," boasts Lloyd Freeman, chairman.
Beginning in January 2013, the beaux will attend bi-weekly workshops at Rutgers University in Camden. Additionally, the foundation will expose the young men to a number of social and cultural activities over the next four months. Freeman noted, "it is amazing to witness the transformation of the young men throughout the program. I look forward to working with them to prepare them for their next phase in life."
For more information on the 2013 beautillion, please visit www.kappabeautillion.com.