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ExCel Club 2019 Debutante & Cotillion Program Informational Meeting
May 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
One event on May 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Allen Temple AME ChurchFREE
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The Cincinnati ExCel Club is seeking new participants for their 2019 Debutante and Cotillion Program.
The ExCel Club is seeking rising high school junior and senior young ladies and their families to participate in the 2019 Debutante and Cotillion Program. The ExCel Club of Allen Temple AME Church has presented college-bound girls to the Cincinnati community since its founding in 1971 through its annual winter cotillion. A cotillion is a formal ball where parents proudly introduce their daughter to the community as she assumes her role as a productive young woman. A debutante has learned to be gracious, a servant-leader is responsible and well-trained in etiquette. Black High School Programs for Girls
Informational sessions will be held on May 18 bat 2 p.m. and May 22 at 6:30 p.m. (you only need to attend one session). Both will be held at Allen Temple AME Church in the ExCel Room. During the informational meeting, the ExCel Club will provide an overview of the program, review criteria for acceptance, and discuss how to apply. They look forward to seeing you!
The mission of the ExCel Club is to encourage the development of young women and support them as they enter adulthood. It is their goal to inspire them to reach for higher aspirations and develop a sense of pride and responsibility for one’s self and the community and world in which they live and serve. Throughout the six month program which runs from June through December, debutantes will participate in various workshops on topics like etiquette, college readiness, and leadership. They will also participate in several community service projects, cultural and civic outings, enrichment activities, and host a fashion show fundraiser.
The culminating event is the ExCel Club 49th Annual Winter Cotillion which will be held on December 8, 2019. Senior debutantes are eligible to compete for several college scholarships offered by the ExCel Club through the Miss ExCel Scholarship Program like ticket sales, academic achievement, Miss Congeniality, outstanding essay, and scrapbooking.