The Debutante Program was born out of the vision of Mrs. Serita Jakes that we continue our legacy by pouring into the next generation of leaders. Her desire is that our daughters be ushered into their promise by the wisdom, mentoring and life coaching we afford them in love. The Debutante Program is designed for girls ages 10-17 years of age (or high school senior.)
The main pillars at the center of the program’s framework are:
A strong spirit of awareness
A spirit of excellence
A sweet aroma of feminine behavior
The Debutantes are chosen based on the following criteria:
Achieve and maintain a B or higher academic standing; maintain a membership in good standing at a local church; demonstrate outstanding character, leadership, dependability, and service in school and/or the community.
Trained mentors are assigned to work with the Debutantes and are required to present before them an exemplary lifestyle. Sessions in faith, etiquette, chastity, finances, and human relationships are addressed during the Debutante’s seven months of training. The end of their training culminates with a Royal Cotillion.
OUR ALUMNAE PROGRAM
The Debutante Alumnae Program is an extension of the Core Debutante Program and was designed to provide a continuum of personal relationship and learning for the Debutantes that have and will graduate from the Debutante Program.
In addition to focusing on higher order thinking and life skills, the program provides focus in the area of self-awareness and personal productivity. The pursuit of success and higher education institutions is also a key area of focus. Curriculum spans activities that prepare the Debutante for college; teach them how to survive the transition from college to the world of work; and examines the many decisions that surround the pursuit of graduate level education. Alumnae Debutantes are also trained as “big sisters” and peer mentors to the Core Debutantes.