MLK Essay Contest
The contest is open to all grade levels and scholars are expected to produce original art, poetry, and essay pieces. Participants come from diverse backgrounds and schools throughout the city of San Francisco.
Each year, students are presented with a prompt. In previous years, the prompts have included topics of Social Justice, Freedom, and Community. Scholars are able to engage in critical thought and expression. Winners are selected by a Committee of Judges. The Judges select winners based on their originality and grade-level mechanics.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay & Art Competition aims to:
Encourage discussions around relevant issues
Engage in standard-based practices.
Create Student's voice
How The Activity Is Funded:
This Event is held on the fourth Saturday in February in Celebration of Black History Month in conjunction with our Oratorical Festival. The Activity is now funded with our Dreamkeepers Funding Percentage of Time: 5% of the Coordinator’s time is spent looking for funding; 95% of the Coordinator’s Time along with the Executive Committee is spent on the Activity.
Contact Mr. Harry Jamerson, Chairperson