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The funds will be used for Naya's pageant expenses such as transportation and hotel stay as she vies for the National Title.

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Welcome to the official Miss Black North Carolina Talented Teen 2012 Give Forward Page!!!

My name is Naya Coard and I am a rising senior at Raleigh Charter High School. This past November I was crowned the title of Miss Black North Carolina Talented Teen 2012. As the state pageant winner I have been accepted to participate in the 2012 Miss Black USA competition in the Teen division.

The Miss Black USA organization is like no other. They are dedicated to providing educational opportunities to outstanding young women of color and developing the “whole woman mind, body, and spirit.” It promotes young ladies to expand their ideas about who they are and what they can achieve. The Miss Black USA organization has an unwavering commitment to empower each contestant, enabling them to reach their full potential, and I am honored to have been selected to represent the state of North Carolina.

This exciting program will take place the second week of August in the beautiful Washington, DC. The winner of this pageant will receive a $2500 scholarship to go towards her education, the official crown and banner, and a bouquet of roses. I am very excited to be competing with young women from all over the country. Exposure such as this affords me the opportunity to become a spokeswoman for teens of color not just in my state but around the country. This allows me to promote my platform of youth leadership and empowering the voice of young people on a national level. I strive to encourage teens to get pumped up about leadership and make their voice heard. My goal is for youth to not only be informed about the issues but make a call to action. In the words of Cornell West, “There is never a time in the future where we will work out our salvation, the challenge is in the moment, the time is always now.”

On my journey to vie for the coveted title of Miss Black USA Talented Teen 2012, I will need your help. I am asking for financial contributions to offset pageant expenses such as wardrobe, hotel stay, travel accommodations, and miscellaneous expenses. Donations of any amount are accepted and greatly appreciated. Every penny counts! Thank you in advance for your support. For those of you who cannot contribute, I do appreciate you taking the time to read my message.

Love Always,

Naya Coard
Miss Black North Carolina USA Talented Teen 2012
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