The Jacksonville Chapter of Jack and Jill is presenting the 17th Biennial Les Beautillion Militaire, featuring the “The Sensational 7, who are Overcoming Obstacles during Unprecedented Times” in a virtual presentation in late May.
The biennial event serves as aright of passage program for young men entering society after seven months of participation in workshops and community service.
The process included four workshops that focused on keeping the faith in tumultuous times, wellness wellness and working for Gen Z, situational awareness and sex, drugs and hip hop. They also participated in a community service project they planned.
As a part of the vent, the cultured participants, dubbed “Beaux,” learned to waltz with their accompanying female escorts called “Belles.”
Learning altruism and philanthropy is also a part of the beautillion agenda. As a component of their commitment to community services, the Beaus purchased masks, hand sanitizer, soap, tooth brushes, toothpaste, snacks and waters for residents of the former homeless haven in downtown Jacksonville dubbed as Tent City. They personally assembled the items and then distributed it to the grateful recipients.
This biennial class of young men include:
Jordan Benjamin Cooley (Fleming High School) – son of Stanley & Dr. Sharon Cooley; Marcus D’ron Gray (San Jose Preparatory) – son of Martin Gray and LaWanda Gray; James Charles Henson II (Paxon School for Advanced Studies) son of James Charles Sr. and SuDelta Henson; Jordan Howard Brendan Pearson (Atlantic Coast High School) – son of Jason and Dr. Tonya Pearson; Julian Brooks Smith (Episcopal School of Jacksonville) – son of William and Christine Smith; Carl L. Tremble Jr (Episcopal School of Jacksonville) – son of Carl & Danese Tremble and Jakobe Mitchell Stanford (Sandalwood High School) – son of Jimmie and Walette Stanford.
Throughout the years the Beautillion has raised hundreds of thousand so dollars benefiting the Shannon Smith McCants Memorial Pharmacy Scholarship and the L.E.A.D. (Leaders Emerging as Dreamers) STEM Scholarship.