Scholarship gala held to help young African American males

Posted at 8:20 PM, Dec 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-08 22:20:08-05

SALT LAKE CITY – A scholarship gala with a goal of helping young African American males transition to college and find success was held in Salt Lake City Sunday.

The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity hosted their first Alpha Beautillion Scholarship Gala at the Grand America Hotel.

The fraternity, along with groups like Jack & Jill, The Urban League, the NAACP and 100 Black Men, works to instill a belief in African culture, scholastic advancement and individual self-efficacy, according to a press release from event organizers.

Tickets to the gala were $50 each, and the funds will be used to create scholarship opportunities for six young males who participated in the group’s 2013 The Year of The Beau.

According to the press release, the program “creates positive, mentoring life experiences by facilitating events that foster giving back to the community, brotherhood and cultural validation while preparing them for transitioning from high school to college.”

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