Educational Institutions

America's Junior Miss Scholarship Foundation Inc

  • Mobile, AL
  • http://www.distinguishedyw.org

Mission Statement

Distinguished
Young Women is a scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop
their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that
culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments.

·      
By
encouraging continued education and providing college scholarships

·      
By
developing self-confidence and the abilities to interview effectively, to speak
in public, to perform on stage and to build interpersonal relationships

·      
By
encouraging and showcasing excellence in academic achievement, physical
fitness, on-stage performance skills, and the ability to think and communicate
clearly,

By creating opportunities to
beneficially inspire the lives of others

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Distinguished Young Women National Finals
  3. Be Your Best Self Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Local, state and national programs serve the entire county.

ruling year

1959

Principal Officer since 2005

Self-reported

Mrs. Becky Jo Peterson

Keywords

Self-reported

distinguished, young women, junior miss, scholarships, education, women, high school, success

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EIN

23-7438720

Also Known As

Distinguished Young Women

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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In 2009-2010, Distinguished Young Women provided more than $65 million in cash and college scholarship opportunities to our nation's best and brightest high school senior girls.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

AJM operates on a national level, but one franchise agreement is issued to each state to offer the program on a state level. In turn, states offer franchise agreements to smaller programs. In all, more than 700,000 young women have participated in Junior Miss on all levels and more than $90 million in cash scholarships have been awarded.

Category

Population(s) Served

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Program 2

Distinguished Young Women National Finals

A Distinguished Young Woman from each state competes for the overall title and scholarships.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$250,000.00

Program 3

Be Your Best Self Program

Distinguished Young Women share the Be Your Best Self program that promotes self esteem and personal excellence among all young people. Be Your Best Self teaches 5 principles: Be Healthy, Be Involved, Be Studious, Be Ambitious and Be Responsible

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$1,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Local, state and national programs serve the entire county.

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Financials

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AMERICA'S JUNIOR MISS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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America's Junior Miss Scholarship Foundation Inc

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Becky Jo Peterson

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

David Turner

BankcorpSouth

Term: Oct 2010 - Sept 2011

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