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2020-2021 Debutante Cotillion Program

It is with great pleasure that The Ivy Foundation, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Delta Phi Omega Chapter announce the success of its 2021 Pearls of Prestige Debutante Cotillion Program.   


Debutante Program Overview & Minimum Requirements

The Debutante Program’s primary goal was to provide life skills training to young ladies of African American descent. The Debutante Program was comprised of 18 students in grades 11-12 during the 2021-2022 school year, who demonstrated exemplary academic achievement, possessed exceptional character, and had outstanding involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service.  The Debutante Program was a 6-month program that includes monthly workshops, with presentations and activities focused on topics such as health and wellness, education, and cultural arts.  The Debutante Program built on a foundation of leadership development and service to community and culminated with a virtual formal black-tie cotillion, where the debutantes will be presented to society and receive scholarships, awards, and recognitions.


The Ivy Foundation, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Delta Phi Omega Chapter sought referrals from parents/guardians, counselors and other professionals serving students within the Twin Cities area.  All referred applicants met the following minimum requirements listed below:


  • Must have classified as a Junior or Senior in high school or home school when the 2021-2022 school year began

  • Must have exhibited high moral and ethical standards and was willing to comply with all policies and regulations of the program 

  • Must have been unmarried and not pregnant during the program 

  • Must have performed a minimum of 10 (ten) verifiable community service hours (earned not more than 1½ years ago)

  • Must have been interviewed

  • Must have been a Minnesota resident

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