“I Have Pride” Black History & Culture Writing Contest

Pride, is one of three core values of The Black Swan Academy. We believe that youth should be proud about who they are and where they come from. This writing contest is meant to provide youth with the opportunity to explore the uniqueness of their own history and culture and reflect on the impact that it has had in their personal lives, as well as, the lives of others.


In honor of our youth and our community, The Black Swan Academy uplifts the contestants and award winners of our “I Have Pride” Black History and Culture Award Contest, as well as leaders in our community at an annual “I Have Pride Black Youth Showcase”.

Black Swan Academy is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.