Juneteenth KC announced that thanks to financial support from organizations like Evergy, Capitol Federal and T-Mobile, the group will be able to host their first annual Miss Juneteenth KC Pageant and Gala on Sat., May 14.
The pageant, called “Becoming Miss Juneteenth KC,” won’t be a traditional beauty pageant. Becoming Miss Juneteenth KC works to instill the principles of the organization while centering their programming around service, advocacy, education and the history of Black culture.
The pageant is open to girls in the greater Kansas City area, ages 12 to 17. Participants will spend four weeks in themed workshops, learning what it takes to become Miss Juneteenth KC, building relationships and learning lifelong skills.
Juneteenth KC is offering the pageant program free of charge. Typically gowns, photoshoots and supplies are costly in the pageant world, but Juneteenth KC is providing it all for free.
The application for Becoming Miss Juneteenth KC is now open until March 15th. Workshops begin on April 1, and Miss Juneteenth KC will be crowned at the Gem Theater on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
Apply to Becoming Miss Juneteenth KC here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/JuneteenthKC/MissJuneteenthKCPageant2022
Apply to be an adult mentor: https://www.cognitoforms.com/JuneteenthKC/BecomingMissJuneteenthKCMentorApplication