South Suburban Cultural Enrichment Organization

The Program

Junior & Senior Workshops and Activities

The South Suburban Cultural Enrichment Organization mentors our participants through activities and workshops created to instill a sense of leadership through team building exercises and cultural experiences.


Our program is divided into two areas - Junior and Senior. Each focuses on various activities geared toward each group - which some activities for everyone. In order to be a participant, you have to be an enrolled high school student between the ages of 13-18.


Workshops

Some workshops the students participate in are:

  • Academic workshops
  • College readiness workshops (which help them prepare for life on campus).
  • Etiquette for dining and table conversation


Cotillion & Beautillion Society Ball

The South Suburban Cultural Enrichment Organization annually sponsors a Cotillion & Beautillion Society Ball program to provide activities and opportunities which will assist in developing the skills needed to transition from high school students to young independent adults. 


The Cotillion & Beautillion fundraiser also supports our scholarship program. SSCEO provides scholarships to deserving high school seniors residing in the Chicago South Suburban geographic area pursuing a college education.

 


WHY PARTICIPATE?

  • Encourages participation in workshops for personal enhancement, confidence building, and knowledge acquisition
  • Introduces participants to various art forms by attending cultural events
  • Provides service projects to develop transferable talents and skills to make an impactful contribution to society
  • Provides information to aid in the transition to or in preparation for college
  • Enable the participants to build lasting friendships
  • Introduces our Debutantes and Beaus into society with our Cotillion / Beautillion Society Ball.

Breakfast with Santa (2018)
Breakfast with Santa (2018)

Our Program

Junior Program (Freshman - Juniors)

Alvin Ailey Outing with program participants, beaus and escorts.

High School students, freshmen, sophomores and juniors, are eligible to participate in the Junior Program and our formal Cotillion & Beautillion ball - where they will be introduced.

Senior Program (Debutantes & Beaus)

The gentleman of the 2017 season.

As high school seniors, 12th grade, these young men and women are eligible to participate in the Senior Program. They are formally presented at our annual Cotillion/Beautillion ball.

Scholarship Opportunity

2019 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS CLOSED


**Please check back in January for more information**


The South Suburban Cultural Enrichment Organization's annual  Cotillion & Beautillion Society Ball is a fundraiser for scholarships for graduating high school seniors.


TO BE ELIGIBLE:

  1. Must be a high school senior planning to attend a two-year college, four-year college or trade school
  2. Must have a current minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  3. Must not be a Debutante or Beau participating in the organization's Cotillion & Beautillion
  4. Must not be the child of a SSCEO board member
  5. Must reside in the South Suburbs of Chicago


2020 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION WILL OPEN IN JANUARY 2020. 

  
APPLICATION WILL OPEN IN JANUARY 2020.
APPLICATION WILL OPEN IN JANUARY 2020.

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