2019 Beautillion Extraordinaire! Celebrating the Good in Young Black Men

The Buffalo Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. will hold its 16th biennial Beautillion Extraordinaire on Friday April 12 at  7 p.m. at the Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adams Mark). Nine outstanding young African-American men who are in their junior or senior year of high school will be honored at a banquet that evening.

The visionary Jack & Jill Lifetime Associate Dr. Catherine Collins brought the Beautillion to the Buffalo community in 1989. 

More than 350 distinguished young men from the Western New York area have the honor of being a Beautillion Alumnus.  This seven month program includes participation in a variety of preparatory workshops and a Rites of Passage ceremony.

The Beautillion Initiates for 2019 are:

Peyton Barker, Cleveland Hill High School, Son of Terri Gayles & Otis Barker

Joshua Branch, Cleveland Hill High School, Son of Ernest & Karen Copeland

Janair Henderson, St. Mary’s High School, Son of Latesha Wiley & Addison C. Henderson

Jayden Hulett, Nichols School, Son of Carmel CeCe Carson & Christopher Hulett

Anthony Jackson, Maritime Charter School, Son of Viola Quaye & Albert Joseph Jackson

Jai Robinson, Nichols School, Son of Felicia Stanley & Rashad Robinson

Isaiah Seay, Cheektowaga Central High School, Son of Kimberly Seay

Michael Washington, Williamsville North High School, Son of LaVelle & Deborah Washington

Ulysees Wingo, Jr., Hutchinson Central Technical High School, Son of Ulysees & JoAnna Wingo, Sr.

The Buffalo Chapter President is Dr. Tomasina Cook and the Beautillion Chairperson is Ms. Felecia Hanesworth.  Ms. Rubie Carlis-McKelvey, Lifetime Jack & Jill Associate, is the Beautillion Consultant.  Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is an international non-profit family-centered organization that promotes educational pursuits, social development, civic engagement and cultural awareness. 

The community is invited to attend what promises to be an evening filled with inspiration.  For ticket information, please call 839-3905. 

This is an elegant Black Tie affair.