Having saluted a roster of outstanding teens like empowerment activist Mary-Pat Hector; inventor Tony Hansberry II; entrepreneur Leanna Archer
and environmentalist Charles Orgbon III, for the first time ever, McDonald’s USA is looking to the community to help select this year’s Community Choice Youth Award recipients who will be honored during the 11th annual 365Black Awards, which are given annually to teens who are committed to making positive contributions that strengthen the African-American community.
Open to those between 13 to 18 years of age, McDonald’s 365Black Community Choice Youth Award will honor amazing teens who make a difference within their communities through vision, compassion and diligence. In addition to completing the nomination form, nominators must also answer three questions about the nominee, as well as submit a three-minute video highlighting their contribution to the community. All entries must be received by Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time for consideration.
Everyone can visit http://www.365Black.com to nominate an exceptional teen who may be honored at this year’s ceremony alongside celebrities, philanthropists and influencers, and take home a $10,000 scholarship. Two recipients, one male and one female, will be recognized during the star-studded event, which will be held Saturday, July 5 during the 20th annual ESSENCE FestivalTM presented by Coca-Cola® in New Orleans.