For the past 21 years, the Delaware Juneteenth Association has successfully hosted the Juneteenth Pageant. The pageant is just one component of the Family Enrichment Program. This program consists of self empowering workshops (including, but not limited to: self-love, resume writing, public speaking, etiquette, spirituality, & black history) community service, education and dance class. We show our young ladies the importance of loving themselves. Our Juneteenth Pageant is NOT a beauty pageant, but a closing to our Family Enrichment Program. Our program has three divisions, Juniors (ages 8-12) Showcase (ages 13-14) Senior (ages 15-18). Our contestants are judged on the following areas based on their division:
- Essay (each contestant is responsible for selecting a platform issue and writing an essay explaining its importance)
- Talent (everyone that participates in the program performs a talent during the pageant)
- Interview (the senior division competes for the title of Miss Juneteenth. They meet with a panel of judges from within the community the day of the pageant)
The bond that the contestants build, lead into years of friendship.
Our young ladies are expected to dress for their interview with the panel of judges.
Talent is key, whether they play an instrument, dance or sing, these young women bring their everything!
E-mail JuneteenthDelaware@gmail.com or call 302-314-5863 for more information.