Erin Rolfe, Miss Kansas’ Teen 2023, is introducing the “What’s Your Outlet?” challenge as she continues her year of service with a focus on raising mental health awareness.

Rolfe’s initiative encourages others to discover and share their personal outlets for managing stress and nurturing their mental well-being. 

This campaign underlines the importance of self-care and personal outlets for mental health, fostering a conversation on the topic. 

“Mental health is as important as physical health. We need to prioritize it and ensure everyone finds their outlet for overall well-being,” Rolfe said. “Let’s start this conversation and support each other on the journey to better mental health.”

To join the movement, post your chosen outlet on social media using #whatsyouroutlet and tag Rolfe’s social media channels @missamericasteenks. 

Rolfe wants “What’s Your Outlet?” to become a movement spreading love, support and positivity. She urges supporters to help spread the message by challenging their friends to also describe their outlet.

Rolfe, who won her crown in March, is the daughter of Wichita TV anchor Felicia Rolfe and Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce President/CEO John Rolfe. 

For more info, please visit Erin’s social media channels @missamericasteenks and use the hashtag #whatsyouroutlet.

As Miss Kansas’ Teen, Rolfe will advance to the Miss America’s Teen pageant that will be held in conjunction with the Miss America pageant, Jan. 6-14 in the Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, FL. Miss America’s Teen will be crowned on Sat., Jan. 13, and will receive a $25,000 college scholarship.  

Miss America will be crowned on Sun., Jan. 14.

The Miss Kansas Organization is a state licensee of the Miss America Organization, one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. The Miss Kansas Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c) (3) organization, makes available academic, community service, and other scholarships to women between the ages of 13 and 28. Annually, the MKO provides over $6,000,000 in cash & in-kind scholarship assistance. 

(Note: Miss America-affiliated pageants use an apostrophe in their titles to differentiate from competitor Miss USA-affiliated pageants – such as Miss Virginia’s Teen compared to Miss Virginia Teen USA.)

P.J. Griekspoor is a semi-retired veteran journalist with 55 years experience in writing and editing in Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina and Wichita.  She spent 18 years at the Wichita Eagle...