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Darrell L
2823 Church St
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the project

The moral and excitement to attend HBCUs has not been consistent. Covid has impacted a lot of touring opportunities for students to visit campuses and alumni associations to recruit. This pageant brings an HBCU experience directly to youth in communities and provides them with scholarships and resources prior to going so that they are set up for success.

Check out our website for more information and past program seasons.

the steps

Once the cash is in hand, we send to contestant's institutions for scholarships towards their education and prepare to begin encouraging the next wave of high school juniors and seniors to apply!

why we're doing it

All we hear is "I wish I had this when I was younger." We want to bridge the gap between higher education and youth in underserved communities. Many first generation college students don't come in contact with too many HBCU alumni and HBCU cultured events. This program provides opportunities for students to either participate directly or be influenced by their peers. It brings the experience to them before the time comes for them to make a decision about college. The arts has power.


$6,000 in scholarships

$1400 for production support, resources, and contestant prizes

$600 in fees

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $435
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)



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This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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