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In Becoming A Beau?

Beau FAQ

Q: What is a beautillion?

A: The West Suburban Chicago chapter of Jack and Jill of America’s beautillion is a leadership experience, geared towards young men of African descent, designed to cultivate and encourage personal and academic excellence and civic engagement.

Q: Who may participate?

A: Young men who are juniors or seniors in high school during the 2024-2025 school year, are of high moral character, and have a 2.5 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Q: What is the time commitment for participants?

A: Beaus need to be available Sunday afternoons beginning January 2025.

Q: How much is the participation fee?

A: The non-refundable participation fee for 2025 has not been established at this time. 

Q: What does the participation fee cover?

A: The participation fee covers the choreographer, videographer, photographer, souvenir journal portraits, souvenir journal, beau social outing and community service activity, ballroom dance instruction, workshops, invitations, and orientation.

Q: What is the fundraising minimum for each beau?

A: There is a minimum of $2,000, which may include souvenir journal pages and all donations received on behalf of the beau. Beau families must also purchase a table of 10; prices for 2025 will become available in January.

Q: Are there any other financial responsibilities?

A: Tuxedo rental & additional photos (by choice)

Q: Why should a young man participate?

A: Lifelong friendships, educational workshops, dance instruction, exposure to various career paths, an introduction to philanthropy, and exposure to influential and successful black men are but a few of the reasons a young man should participate.

Sign up to be notified as Beautillion 2025 information becomes available. 

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