PROGRAM

Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageantry Program™

Junior Miss Juneteenth™

Teen Miss Juneteenth™

This program is a unique pageantry experience for young ladies nationwide between the ages of 13-18. This pageant experience aims not only to showcase the inherent beauty and talent of these young ladies but to minimize stereotypes; develop a sense of self-confidence and pride; and deepen the understanding of African and Black/African American history and culture. This program will be hosted at The Battle House Hotel & Spa located in beautiful Mobile, Alabama from June 17-19, 2022!

Why Mobile?

As we reflect on the meaning of Juneteenth, many do not know that Mobile is the home of the last slave ship, The Clotilda. Participants will learn about its discovery and the development of Africatown. To learn more about The Clotilda, please visit the following websites:

Smithsonian Magazine

National Geographic

Order of Events

Participants will engage in a weekend of activities to include the following:

Friday, June 17, 2022:

This is the day of arrival! Participants will have an opportunity to participate in a “Sister Circle,” where they will discuss a myriad of topics designed to promote self-esteem and confidence as emerging young leaders in their respective communities. This will be an opportunity to fellowship, network, and engage with local community leaders. Participants will also discuss educational goals and attend an HBCU Resource Fair.

Saturday, June 18, 2022:

Participants will have time to get ready for an evening of elegance to showcase an exhibition of beauty and intellect. Participants are expected to participate in a practice session that morning. The pageant competition for both age categories will take place the second half of the day in the ballroom of the Battle House. Two young ladies will be crowned Junior Miss Juneteenth and Teen Miss Juneteenth, respectively, at the conclusion of the pageant portion of the program.

Sunday, June 19, 2022:

Participants, their invited guests, and their selected charities will enjoy a Juneteenth Scholarship brunch at the Battle House. This brunch will feature a keynote speaker to provide words of inspiration to the Participants. The crowned Junior Miss Juneteenth and Teen Miss Juneteenth will also be featured. Each Participant will also share how she will benefit from the scholarship provided. Additionally, the charities selected to receive a grant from The Maynard 4 Foundation on behalf of each Participant will be highlighted.

Following the brunch, Participants will embark on the Dora Franklin-Finley African American Heritage Trail Tour with an emphasis on Africatown and the Clotilda. More information about this tour may be found at dffaaht.org. This will conclude the program.

Eligibility

Age Categories:

Young ladies ages 13-15 are eligible to compete in the Junior Miss Juneteenth pageant. Young ladies ages 16-18 are eligible to compete in the Teen Miss Juneteenth pageant.

General Requirements:

Participants must:

  • Have a 2.5 Minimum GPA
  • Be Single
  • Have no Dependents
  • Not have a Criminal Record
  • Have the Desire to Represent The Maynard 4 Foundation in a Positive Manner
  • Have the Ability to Volunteer on behalf of The Maynard 4 Foundation (virtual options available)
  • Have Parental Consent to Participate (applicable to Participants under the age of 18)
  • Have Availability to Attend Pageantry Meetings (virtual options available)
  • Have Time to Dedicate to Learn an African Inspired Dance to Showcase (virtual)

Registration:

The registration fee for entry is $375, which covers the pageant registration, the Participant’s ticket for the Dora Franklin-Finley Heritage Trail Tour, and the Participant’s Juneteenth brunch ticket. This may be paid in full or in three installments of $125 with the last payment no later than 60 days before the program. Those using the installment option must make scheduled payments on March 17, April 17, and May 17. Please contact Suntrease Williams-Maynard, Director, at suntrease@themaynard4foundation.org to address any payment concerns. Scholarships may be available. Participants may also engage in individual fundraising or seek sponsorship to assist with the registration fee. Should a Participant become disqualified for reasons outlined in the Rules and Regulations, no refunds are permitted. The deadline to register and make any payment is May 17, 2022.

Hotel Information

The host hotel for the event is The Battle House Hotel & Spa located at 29 N. Water Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602. A room block has been reserved for those Participants and parents/guardians that are traveling from out-of-state or those that are local and prefer to stay on site to enjoy in the full experience and amenities afforded by the Battle House Hotel & Spa. You may secure the room at our rate of $169 by reserving under our room block – Miss Juneteenth Pageant Program – The Maynard 4 Foundation. Rooms are limited, so please be sure to call and reserve before the deadline, which is May 20, 2022. The cost for lodging is not covered by the registration fee. As such, lodging expenses are to be covered by parents/guardians of the Participants.

Competition Information

Both age groups will compete in the following categories:

  1. BeYoutiful: Must wear attire that allows your “Light to Shine” and reflect courage, strength and
  2. Talent: Must demonstrate a talent that respectfully pays tribute to the African or Black/African American culture.
  3. Future Career: Must wear attire that represents your future self and career aspiration.
  4. Formal Wear: Must wear traditional African formal clothing or formal wear reflecting Juneteenth colors.
  5. Oratorical: Must be prepared to comprehensively answer—with clarity, eloquence, and focus—the following question, “What does Juneteenth mean to me?”
  6. Composition: Must compose an essay highlighting a black female historical figure, and highlight personal accomplishments. Must also be prepared to provide a brief description of this black female historical figure during the oratorical component.
  7. Business Marketing: Must be able to sell ads for the program booklet. Participants will be awarded points based on ad sales.

Sponsorship Levels

All Sponsors will be provided with a designated number of tickets for entry into the pageant based on sponsorship level and promotional material at the event, on the Foundation’s website, press releases, and any other marketing material. Diamond and Platinum Sponsors will also be provided a vendor’s table at the event.

Diamond Sponsor – $6190.00

  • 10 complimentary tickets into the event
  • Recognition/promotional opportunity
  • Vendor Table
  • 2 complimentary tickets to Juneteenth Brunch

Platinum Sponsor – $619.00

  • 5 complimentary tickets into the event
  • Recognition/promotional opportunity
  • Vendor Table

Gold Sponsor – $60.19

  • 2 complimentary tickets into the event
  • Recognition/promotional opportunity