Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Inc. has been organized to encourage positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living, and community involvement of our nation’s youth.
Among its initiatives, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Inc. hosts a national competition intended to encourage and reward the talent, communication skills, community service, and academic achievement of girls between 13 and 17 years of age.
The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization has also established community-based initiatives and mentoring programs aimed at helping our nation’s youth build character and gain the skills necessary for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, community and business leaders, as well as participants from the national competition, the Organization continues to implement programs aimed at helping young people develop strong values, leadership skills, social conscience, self-worth and conviction about their own potential.
The Organization’s mentoring and community-base initiatives are available to all young people (male and female) between the ages of 13 and 17.
Funds raised by the Organization are used to fund scholarships for deserving young people according to guidelines established by the Organization’s Board of Directors in accordance with Internal Revenue Service rules and regulations. Funds are also used to establish and develop the Organization’s mentoring program and community-based initiatives.
The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization has been awarding scholarships to individuals on the basis of academic merit and civic and social achievement. Scholarships are awarded without condition or obligation to provide future services.