The nationally recognized Beautillion (pronounced bō-til’yen) Militaire was developed as a local response to Guide Right, a national service directive of Kappa Alpha Psi. Since its inception in 1976, this program has become a landmark experience for those who have participated and has since been adopted by a multitude of other Kappa alumni chapters across the country. The program provides black youth with mentoring, guidance, self-awareness, college preparation, leadership training and scholarships.

This program was the brainchild of Charlotte Alumni Chapter’s own, the late Dr. C.W. Williams, M.D.

Through the Kappa Foundation of Charlotte, the members of the Charlotte Alumni Chapter volunteer our time and resources for “investing in achievement, together”. This program provides a structured atmosphere for young men in their senior year of high school to develop socially, culturally and intellectually through mentored workshops while providing scholarship opportunities. Students are selected for participation based on character, academic performance, talent and extracurricular activities. Planned activities culminate with an annual formal presentation that highlights the participants’ development, accomplishments and talents.

Program Objectives

The Beautillion Militaire aims to provide a structured environment for high school students where their lives are enriched through professionally supervised educational research, seminars, workshops and social activities.

Specifically, the program provides participants with exposure in the following areas:

  • Seminars and workshops
  • Self-awareness
  • Understanding of personal potential
  • Fellowship with other aspiring high achievers
  • Professional mentoring
  • Teamwork and leadership skills
  • Social and interpersonal skills
  • College selection and career path guidance
  • College preparation and academic development
  • Academic scholarships opportunities
  • Annual awards banquet and formal ball to acknowledge participation and achievement

How To Participate In This Program

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