Every year, students across Muncie have the opportunity to participate in a Black History Month essay contest. Essays are due during the month of December. Winners are chosen in January, and the essays are presented at the Black History Kick Off Event in February. This year, the Black History Kick Off Event is on February 3rd.
Two scholarships are awarded each spring to deserving graduating Delaware County seniors (who plan to attend college in Indiana) and whose high school activities reflect the ideals of Dr. King’s dream. The scholarship is sponsored by the MLKDT, the Muncie Chapter of Black Expo, and the Muncie NAACP.
MLK Youth Citizenship Award Ceremony
Every year, the Dream Team hosts a MLK Youth Citizenship Award Ceremony for young people in Delaware County. Students are nominated by teachers and staff for possessing qualities similar to Dr. Martin Luther King. These qualities include integrity, leadership, and the drive to make a difference at their schools/communities.