The Maynard 4 Foundation presents…


Creating OpportUNITY For A Stronger CommUNITY


About Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program™

This program is a unique pageantry experience for young ladies nationwide between the ages of 13-18. This pageant experience aims not only to showcase the inherent beauty and talent of these young ladies but to minimize stereotypes; develop a sense of self-confidence and pride; and deepen the understanding of African and Black/African American history and culture. This program is hosted at The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa located in beautiful Mobile, Alabama.

Why Mobile, Alabama?

As we reflect on the meaning of Juneteenth, many do not know that Mobile is the home of the last slave ship, The Clotilda. Participants will learn about its discovery and the development of Africatown. To learn more about The Clotilda, please visit the following websites:

Smithsonian Magazine

National Geographic

The Maynard 4 Foundation is a national organization extending various resources in the interest of furthering education, health equity, culture, and social justice. We also seek to serve as a champion for those of all backgrounds who are in need within these United States, so that they may thoroughly and equally share in the American dream.

Congratulations to the

2023 Crowned

Junior Miss Juneteenth America & Teen Miss Juneteenth America

2023 Junior Miss Juneteenth America Participant - CONNOR RICE

2023 Junior Miss Juneteenth America

Mariah Smith of Mobile, Alabama

Mariah is a rising junior at UMS-Wright Preparatory School, where she is an exceptional student. 

Her favorite quote is:

“Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had.” – Angela Bassett

2023 Teen Miss Juneteenth America

Karrington Bourgeois-Wilkins of Los Angeles, CA

Karrington is a rising junior at St. Mary’s Academy in Inglewood, California, where she maintains honor roll while being involved in both the activism club and the book club. 

Her favorite quote is:

“When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree, beside the river of truth and knowledge and tell the whole world–“No you move” Steve Rodgers, Captain America (Amazing Spiderman #537)

Recent News

2024 Keynote Speaker, Dr. Alexandra Jones!

The Maynard 4 Foundation is proud to announce Dr. Alexandra Jones as the keynote speaker for the 2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program. Dr. Jones, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Archaeology in the Community, is an...

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Empowerment Approach

From 2022 to present, The Maynard 4 Foundation and The Empowerment Approach have established a partnership that has been responsible for awarding over $16,000 in scholarship funds to almost two dozen participants of the Miss Juneteenth America...

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