The Miss Beloit Princess Program is held in conjunction with the Miss Beloit Pageant. Through the program, each little girl gets the opportunity to be a princess in the weeks leading up to the pageant. The program is for girls ages 6 to 12, and the cost to enter is $100 with part of the proceeds going toward scholarships for miss and teen contestants.
This program is not judged because so that every girl feels like a winner. The goal of the program is to provide young girls with positive role models, help them develop their self-confidence, and to introduce them to the Miss America Organization.
To run a Princess Program, use the talent and ideas of your fellow volunteers. The more help you have, the easier it is for everyone involved. Bounce ideas off of one another, but put one or two people in charge of implementing the ideas and heading up the program. Look around at other princess programs to get ideas for your own. Organization will be crucial to managing everything.
Once you have a plan in place, start recruiting girls wherever you can. Contact local the media, put flyers out in schools, and use social media to get the word out. Don't worry if things aren't perfect your first and even your second year. Even though you might see things that need to be changed, the girls will undoubtedly have fun.
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Source: Sara Nachreiner is executive director of the Miss Beloit Princess Program and Miss Beloit's Outstanding Teen and business manager for the Miss Beloit Scholarship Pageant.