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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 2023-2024 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 from 1:30pm-3:30pm beginning January 14, 2024.

Q: How much is the participation fee?

A: The non-refundable participation fee is $600. Upon notification of acceptance a $300 deposit is due by November 19, 2023. The remaining $300 balance is due by December 2, 2023.

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, at $125 per dinner ticket, for $1,250.

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.

Beautillion Details

April 21, 2024
Beautillion Ceremony & Celebration


After Party & Community Presentation


The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Rt. 53, Lisle, IL 60532

Black Tie Affair

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and its children, do not receive or benefit from any monies raised at this fundraiser.  

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