Calling all SWPA youth: Let your voice be heard!

3rd Annual Martin Luther King Essay Contest Presented by UPMC

unnamedWe are proud to again offer an opportunity for regional youth to thoughtfully consider Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, his mission, and his challenges to our nation to become a more equitable place for ALL people. Women’s History Month is celebrated in March and the 2015 theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives,” because individually and collectively these stories are essential threads in the fabric of our nation’s history.

Using Dr. King’s legacy as inspiration, and in honor of Women’s History Month, youth are challenged to highlight a female activist, past or present. The individual should challenge stereotypes, fight for equality, or otherwise work for a more just community-in their own neighborhood or around the globe.

Students in grades 6 – 12 are encouraged to submit entries and use their creative voices to raise awareness, encourage positivity, and acknowledge women and girls who have made a lasting impact in history, or who are changing the world today.

Finalists and winners will receive cash prizes and community recognition. The DEADLINE for submission is FEBRUARY 20, 2015.

See the essay flyer for more details.