Becoming a Cotillionette

The process of becoming a Cotillionette begins with the completion of the Cotillionette Profile form and submission to the Los Angeles Cotillion Chairperson. Each Cotillionette must be sponsored by a member of the Los Angeles (CA) Chapter of Links and must be a senior in high school during the fall of 2024. The season begins with the Parent Information Meeting (time=TBD).

Each family will receive a Cotillion Handbook. The handbook provides information and guidance useful during the Cotillion season. During normal circumstances, each Cotillionette is required to donate a minimum of 75 hours of volunteer service to a community service agency or cause. Additionally, Cotillionettes participate in a variety of activities planned by the Leadership Institute.

Most of these activities are held during the summer months and may include the following activities:

  • Essay writing/Interviewing skills
  • International Empowerment Summit
  • Cultural Awareness Activities such as theatrical performances
  • Self-Esteem Workshops
  • Health and Fitness Education
  • Entrepreneur Workshop
  • Virtual HBCU Tours
  • Public Speaking and Global Exposure Workshop
  • Legal Savvy Workshops
  • Social Bonding Activities

Forms & Documents

Printable or Fillable Cotillionette Profile