Miss Juneteenth Oregon

Become the Next Miss Juneteenth

Miss Juneteenth Oregon provides education, tools, and resources to help youth build resilience, gain confidence and make positive life choices. We aim to empower Black and brown youth in Oregon and SW Washington.

This Educational Program is Open to Young Women Aged 6-19 Years Old

Everyone is split up into four age categories*. 

Mini Miss Juneteenth Oregon – Ages 6 to 8

The “mini” ambassadors program provides an opportunity for girls to develop knowledge and skills in a fun and memorable manner that helps to build character and develop leadership abilities.

Little Miss Juneteenth Oregon – Ages 9 to 12

Teen Miss Juneteenth Oregon – Ages 13-15

Miss Juneteenth Oregon – Ages 16-19

*categories subject to change without notice – due to participation

Program Competencies

Upon completion of the Miss Juneteenth Oregon Program, youth should possess the following competencies:


We host workshops throughout the year that help our program participants gain skills to manage or reduce stress, develop or improve resilience, set goals, nurture social circles, apply for college, explore future careers, and manage finances. The program aims to help motivate, inspire, and educate, providing lessons and pulling from experiences that are not discussed in a traditional classroom setting.


We know that black and brown youth benefit socially, emotionally and academically from mentoring relationships with nurturing and consistent adults. We seek to place program participants with engaged and active mentors in order to ensure our program participants get the encouragement and support they need to thrive.

Leadership Development

Our leadership development curriculum helps youth develop skills to intentionally and positively influence the actions of others through a culturally-specific lens. We emphasize not only learning about leadership but practicing leadership through entrepreneurship and service learning opportunities in the community.

Intentional Leadership

We provide education, tools, and resources to help youth improve leadership skills, build resilience, gain confidence and make positive life choices.


We focus on cultivating sisterhood, and instilling the importance of, and power in, supporting and empowering the sistas around you.

Self Empowerment

We aim to empower African American youth in Oregon and SW Washington and foster a sense of self through mentorship, workshops, social and emotional learning programs, volunteering and field-trips.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


  • Interested individuals can participate in the education program without having to compete in the pageant.
  • There is an entry fee of $25 and we will also do several fundraisers throughout the year.
  • All education program participants are required to participate in the bi-monthly workshop series. Sessions are facilitated by pageant leadership and outside speakers. Sessions are focused on building resilience, boosting self-confidence, community building and service, and financial literacy. S

Registrations for the educational program will resume in Spring 2022.