Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once asked. Young men participating in the Social Lites, Inc. Beautillion Knights program responded to King’s call to service as they celebrated his life and legacy during the weekend of January 18 through 20, 2020. They were supported in their efforts by several high-profile, local African American leaders. Those who participated as mentors during the weekend included Derek Williams, Chief of Police for the City of Ontario; Dr. Anthony Blacksher professor at San Bernardino Valley College, former Beautillion Sir Knight; Rikke Van Johnson, former Knight and Councilmember for the City of San Bernardino; and Hardy Brown II, San Bernardino County Board of Education Trustee. The Beautillion Knights and members of their court—Fairmaidens, Squires, and Pages—are participants in a mentorship program sponsored by The Social Lites, Inc. of San Bernardino. The five-month extracurricular program is centered around academic and community service projects and focused on leadership, character, life development skills and health education for students of color from elementary to high school. The 2019/2020 Beautillion Scholarship Program, entering its 53rd year, will commence on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the National Orange Show, 689 S. E Street, San Bernardino. For more information regarding the Beautillion Scholarship Program, please email Tina Darling at email@example.com or Lisa Blacksher, President at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bettye Brewster, Business Manager, email@example.com.
Header Photo: MLK Prayer Breakfast Beautillion Knights at CSUSB 2020