MLK Voice 4 Youth

An Opportunity to be Heard
YWCA Delaware and Christ Church Christiana Hundred are pleased to present the

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Communications Contest
For Delaware High School Youth (grades 9th-12th)

Speak up! Share How Dr. King’s life and work speaks to your dreams.

Guided by Dr. King’s work in the 1960’s for nonviolent social change,
what do you propose to improve your future and our communities?

Why participate?

  • Your voice will be heard!
  • Win – $2,000 1st place, $1,000 2nd place, $500 3rd place.
  • Tap into your favorite creative means of expression whether it’s poetry, rap, or speech to deliver you message with creative freedom.
  • Share your ideas and connect with community leaders, educators and government officials
  • Attend a writing or presentation workshop with area experts who offer guidance in preparing and delivering your message*
  • Cultivate skills that will serve you academically and professionally in future pursuits
  • Record your presentation and share your creative work for college applications
  • Service hours available on request

Suggested Topics

  • Injustice
  • Education
  • Social media
  • Drugs
  • Gun Reform
  • Health Care
  • Fair Housing
  • Terrorism/War
  • Immigration and DACA
  • Guaranteed Income

Important Dates

Online registration opens  – September 21, 2018 (International Peace Day)
To attend workshops at no charge* register by – Friday November 30, 2018
Oratorical & Writing Workshops – To be announced
Registration closes – Thursday, December 20, 2018
Semi Finals – Dover/Friday January 11 and Wilmington/Saturday January 12
Finals – Sunday January 20, 2019, 2 p.m. at the baby grand Wilmington, Delaware


Quintin E. Primo Jr. Fund for Racial Justice • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Zeta Omega Chapter • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity & Gamma Theta Lambda Education Foundation • Christ Church Christiana Hundred • Christ Church Dover • The Episcopal Church of Sts. Andrew & Matthew • The Grand • Rotary Club of Wilmington • YWCA Delaware


For more information contact: Jane Rubini / 302.655.3379