(Los Angeles, CA) Registration for the 2018 Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant is now open and Lisa Ruffin, Founder/Producer of the 25th Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant announced that applications are being accepted. Only 50 young participants, between the ages of 6 and 12 years old will be in the pageant, which will be held in August.
The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant is an educational program. The girls learn to wear their “C.A.P.” which stands for Confidence, Awareness and Pride. Selected participants undertake a cultural enrichment program designed to promote teamwork, self-esteem, and heighten cultural awareness. They take classes in public speaking, science, technology and etiquette and are taught performances by award winning choreographers. The young ladies make new friends and learn about their rich African American history.
“By fostering these universal attributes at such a tender age, our girls grow to be leaders in their communities and help to change the world,” says Ruffin.
The pageant will award over $10,000 in scholarships and prizes this year.
Submit your application for participation at www.LittleMissAfricanAmerican.org
The last day to register is Sunday, June 3, 2018.
About Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant: For the past 24 years, dozens of girls between the ages of 6-12 years old have participated in this program, hundreds of scholarships have been awarded, and lasting memories have been created for these young Academic and intellectual princess. While some of them come from strong supportive families, the majority of them come from under-served, single family homes. The pageant provides an early introduction to the arts and training in public speaking, while promoting individual creativity and stimulating a heightened cultural understanding. For more information visit our website: www.littlemissafricanamerican.org
About Lisa Ruffin: Lisa Ruffin is a multi-talented performer and choreographer. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she entered Carnegie Mellon University at age sixteen then went on to New York to complete her education at The Julliard School of Music. The first video she choreographed, “JoAnna” won an American Music Award. Her choreography credits include, UPN’s “Moesha”, and “The Steve Harvey Show”. Lisa is the youngest African American woman to choreograph a Broadway Stage production, “Up Close and Personal” at the Lunt Fontaine Theatre. Among many other achievements, she has also performed on Broadway, and had 2 Billboard Top 20 R&B hit record
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