What is Teen Promise?
June 1998, Teen Promise, Inc was formed. It is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that produces programs to teach females positive life skills training and assist them in earning scholarship funds for higher education.
What are the Teen Promise programs?
Teen Promise offers three programs: Teen Promise Female Preparatory Workshops, Teen Promise Career Choices Exploration Workshops and the Miss Teen Promise Scholarship Competition.
What are the Teen Promise Female Preparatory Workshops?
These workshops are designed to teach young females how to become more poisitive, poised, professional, productive and polished young ladies. Workshop topics include: Making healthy choices, communicating effectively, dressing for success, money management, personal and professional etiquette.
When are Teen Promise Female Preparatory Workshops?
Workshops are held on Saturday's from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. A detailed calendar of events is provided during the participant/parent orientation.
Who can participate in Teen Promise programs?
Arkansas females age 4 and older.
What are the categories?
Tiny Miss Division (Age 4 & 5); Little Miss Division (Age 6 – 8); Princess Division (Age 9 – 11); Jr. Teen Division (Age 12 – 14); Teen Division (Age 15 – 17), and Lady Ms Division (Age 18-25)
Is there an entry fee?
There is a sponsorship fee. It is not the intent of Teen Promise, Inc. to place a heavy financial burden on the participant and/or family. Therefore, participants are encouraged to ask businesses and organizations to sponsor them. Sponsors are recognized during the taped for MTP television program and in the official program book.
What is the purpose of the sponsorship fee?
The sponsorship fee covers the participant’s resource manual, meals and official Miss Teen Promise T-shirt.
Is there financial assistance to help pay the sponsorship fee?
Yes! Sponsorship Scholarships that pay up to $50 are available. To qualify,
a (1) paragraph statement explaining,“Why I deserve a Sponsorship Scholarship”
Must be turned in with the completed application.
Can parents sponsor their child? Yes, parents can sponsor their child.
Is there any other parental involvement?
Yes! Parents are encouraged to review their child’s resource manual after each workshop to find out what she has learned. Also, mothers and daughters together are required to perform one community service project. In addition, during the onstage competition before the Community Spirit/Career Expression segment each participant and her parents are introduced.
Is there a lot of expensive clothing to purchase?
NO! Participants wear casual clothing to workshops. During the official interview a nice dress or suit is appropriate. During the on-stage program a participant should wear an appropriate costume for talent and a formal gown for the formal wear competition. The interview category carries the most points. Therefore, it is in the participants best interest to focus on improving her communication skills and not spend a lot of money on an outfit.
Does Teen Promise need volunteers?
Yes! Volunteers are the backbone of the program. They assist in planning and implementation of the program. When appropriate, volunteers also serve as workshop presenters.
Are donations to Teen Promise, Inc. tax deductible? Yes. Teen Promise Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization.
What is the registration process?
1. Visit the application page and complete the short application form.
2. Pay $25 application processing fee via credit card, check or money order
made payable to Teen Promise, Inc.
3. Finally, review the checklist at the bottom of the
application to make sure your packet is complete! Have you
~ Application and essay
~ Last report card /transcript
~ Picture (4x6 or 5x7 head shot)
~ Application processing fee
~ Sponsorship Scholarship request?
~ Email or mail your application packet!
What happens after the application is submitted?
The application is processed and detailed "Welcome Packets" are provided to each
registered participant to help her prepare for the first workshop.
How can I learn more about Teen Promise, Inc.?
Teen Promise, Inc. Website:www.missteenpromise.com or call a Teen Promise Representative (501) 353-0009. For answers to specific questions, send an email to: email@example.com and Evangeline Parker-Guest, Executive Director will reply.