Miss Teen Tours
Miss Teen Tours
Young ladies between the age of 11-18 are welcomed to participate in Miss Teen Tours. In 1997, Miss Black Teen Tours began in Fort Smith, AR as a cultural awareness, community service, education enrichment and character building program for young ladies of color to broaden their views on the community in which they live, and their commitment to themselves as young women in society.
The title Ms. Black Teen Tours changed the name in 2006, when organizers saw an interest from young ladies that were not of color and began to include and ensure that all young ladies between the ages of 11-18 were introduce to the four fundamental components of culture, character, service and education. The six-month program has several activities and events that correspond with their curriculum.
Teens apply for a 15-seat position at a local tour site, headed by a local director. Each participant receives a workbook, and subsequent materials designed to guide her on her tour "training."
Summer Teen Tour Society: Weekend camps and workshops that included leadership training, social etiquette, fitness, and health, and pageantry prep.
Direct This! Workshops and Retreats: Designed for women interested in becoming directors in our system.
Regional Conferences: Opportunity for participants from across the region to meet for a weekend of full of networking, fun, education, and fundamental courses and workshops designed for Teen Tours: Pageantry 101 and 202.
Regional and National Pageants: Tour participants that have completed workbooks prior to regional registration period can participate in regional pageants. All girls between the age of 11-18 are eligible to participate in the national pageant, if they have attended either the Summer Teen Tours Society Camp, and or a Regional Conference.
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