The Wichita Chapter of Links, Incorporated will host Beautillion XLIII on March 24, an annual scholarship program and event for African-American male high school seniors at Century II Concert Hall at 6 p.m..
“A Golden Gateway to New Horizons” is the theme of this year’s Beautillion program. In its 43rd year the program will spotlight Wichita’s finest African American senior male scholars. Beautillion is the culminating event of the African American Male Empowerment Institute (AAMEI), a signature program of The Links, Incorporated.
AAMEI program strategies have historically focused on improving the lives and outcomes of African American males and cultivating scholar-leaders, beginning with students in kindergarten through eleventh grade – named Youth and Rising scholars – and culminating in the Beautillion scholars’ event.
Beautillion provides its participants with cultural enrichment activities, post-secondary educational exposure and support, community service opportunities, mentorship, and the opportunity to raise scholarship funds. Beautillion XLIII will present ten young men to the community; each will receive college scholarships for their participation.
Participants will compete for the title of “Mr. Beau” through fundraising activities and additional awards are given for scholastic achievement, community involvement and overall participation.
Adult tickets are $18 Children tickets (10 and under) are $10 at the door.