Beautillion Selects Twenty-Six Teen Males For Scholarship And Mentoring Program

Four-month long program teaches black teen males lessons in etiquette and prepares them for college
By: Burlington Camden Achievement Foundation
The 2019 Beautillion Class
The 2019 Beautillion Class
CAMDEN, N.J. - Nov. 13, 2018 - PRLog -- The Burlington Camden Achievement Foundation, Inc. is hosting its seventh biennial beautillion program under the theme, "Men of Valor."  This year, the Foundation received nearly 50 applicants and selected 26 young men ("beaux") from high schools throughout South Jersey and Philadelphia to participate in the beautillion.  The four-month program is 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 personal branding.  At the culmination of the program, the young men will be presented with scholarships at a black-tie event that will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at The Palace in Blackwood, New Jersey.

The following young men have been chosen to participate in the seventh beautillion class:

Adebayo Adelekan - Vineland, NJ (St. Augustine Preparatory School)

Tyiler Aponte - Camden, NJ (LEAP Academy)

Joseph Barr - Woodlynne, NJ (Camden Catholic High School)

Clinton Benjamin - Haddonfield, NJ (Haddon Heights High School)

Shemar Bookman - Camden, NJ (Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy)

Joseph Brown - Pennsauken, NJ (Pennsauken High School)

Nadir Daniels - Paulsboro, NJ (Timber Creek Regional High School)

Elijah Davis - Sicklerville, NJ (William Penn Charter School)

Carl Gibbs III - Southampton, NJ (Seneca High School)

Javon Gordon - Franklinville, NJ (Delsea High School)

Jabari Higgs - Lawnside, NJ  (Haddon Heights High School)

Maurice Howard - Voorhees, NJ (Eastern Regional High School)

Micah Jack - Philadelphia, PA (Science Leadership Academy)

Tyler Jackson - Marlton, NJ (Cherokee High School)

Cameron Kee - Lawnside, NJ (Haddon Heights High School)

Jayaire King - Willingboro, NJ (Willingboro High School)

Emmanuel Lewis - Willingboro, NJ (Willingboro High School)

Te'Sean Pressley - Lawnside, NJ (Haddon Heights High School)

Sidney Riley - Sicklerville, NJ (Overbrook High School)

Charles Solomon - Monroeville, NJ (St. Augustine Preparatory School)

Aaron Tart - Pine Hill, NJ (Overbrook High School)

Damascus Thomas - Sicklerville, NJ (Paul VI High School)

Tyler Tinsley - Cherry Hill, NJ (Cherry Hill East High School)

Elijah Valme - Willingboro, NJ (Willingboro High School)

Samuel Walker - Willingboro, NJ (Willingboro High School)

Myles Williams - Somerdale, NJ (Sterling High School)

A welcome reception for the beaux and their parents was held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Rutgers Law School in Camden, NJ.  The Foundation will host its bi-weekly workshops for the beaux at Rutgers University as well.  Lloyd Freeman, chairman of the beautillion noted, "By hosting the workshops on a college campus, we are promoting a spirit of academia and exposing the young men to their future learning environment."

In its ten-year existence, the beautillion has provided mentoring to 99 young men, with a 98% college acceptance rate among its participants.  Sicklerville resident, Kandace Butler, credits the beautillion with preparing her son, Jason Butler, for college when he participated in 2015.  "The mentorship provided to my son was invaluable and continues to be impactful to this day even while he is away at Howard University," she noted.  "The beautillion is extremely impactful and I would recommend this program to any parent wishing to surround their son with positive male role models."

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