A group of community leaders are birthing something totally unique for scholastically achieving high school junior and senior men of color. The first "BEAUTILLION" is sponsored by the Men of Murfreesboro's Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. along with its non-profit entity known as the Murfreesboro Achievement Foundation.
"Rite of Passage" for Men of Color
Ron Washington told WGNS News, "This rite of passage program provides a structured atmosphere for young men of color in their junior and senior year of high school to develop socially, culturally and intellectually."
Each candidate will have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars of scholarships and awards. The highlight of the entire program is the formal Presentation of the Beaus to society.
Washington noted that there is a $200 acceptance fee and participation is a "one time experience". To be eligible, applicants must have a 2.5 grade point average or higher, based on a 4-point scale.
3:30PM This Sunday
Washington encouraged the public to attend a special information session this coming Sunday afternoon about the BEAUTILLION. It begins at 3:30 in the theatre at the Patterson Community Center, 541 Mercury Boulevard.