The Mr and Miss Juneteenth video essay contest is an opportunity for teens to become official titleholders for the year, and to represent the African American youth in leadership, mentorship, and business development opportunities. These select individuals will receive mentorship from experienced adults and access resources for personal development. Besides, they will be the official representatives of the youth in the African American community, a prestigious role that comes with significant responsibilities but also numerous rewards. By exhibiting their leadership and networking skills, they will be role models for other youth and the community as a whole, inspiring others to achieve greatness while aspiring to make a difference in their community. Overall, the Mr and Miss Juneteenth video essay contest provides a unique and invaluable avenue for the youth to pursue personal and professional development, while at the same time, serve their community through leadership and service initiatives.

Mr. & Miss Juneteenth (ages 13-17)