Become A Mentor
Our youth need positive role models willing to share their life stories and encourage them to make good decisions. If you are interested in being a mentor, please email your information and we will contact you for more details. You can also join the Facebook group and page @DFWBlackMentors to stay updated on opportunities to impact youth.
Teach a Workshop or Class
Maroon 9 is always seeking innovative workshops and classes to enrich our youth. If you are a community professional interested in teaching an engaging in-person or virtual workshop, please email your information and workshop idea. You can also join the Facebook group and page @DFWBlackMentors to stay updated on opportunities to impact youth.
2nd Annual DFW Youth Enrichment Summit
July 5-15, 2021
Registration Option 1:
Google Form Link
Registration Option 2:
Under the "Current Programs" tab select Youth Summit Registration to complete the form on our website.
Video Highlights of last year's virtual summit:
Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization is hosting their 2nd Annual DFW Youth Enrichment Summit for middle and high school age youth. The free summer enrichment program will take place July 5-8 for young men and July 12-15 for young women. The program will be held daily from 10a-3p and will include a morning snack and lunch. Participants will explore fun and engaging workshops centered on fine arts, STEM, life skills, leadership, colleges, and careers. The program will take place at Sweet Home Christian Institute located at 5225 Ramey Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76105. The program will follow Covid protocols, require masks, and will only allow a maximum of 45 participants for each session. Transportation for participants is not provided. Please call 682-200-9261 or email with any questions.
WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY & JUNETEENTH
8TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION
SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2021
Fort Worth Water Gardens
Maroon 9 is celebrating Juneteenth and World Sickle Cell Day for the 8th year! Families will enjoy live entertainment, bounce houses, face painting, vendors, speakers and giveaways at the Fort Worth Water Gardens. The event will follow COVID safe protocols and recommends that attendees wear masks.
To register as a vendor, apply here:
FOR VENDOR INFO, DONATIONS OR MORE DETAILS CONTACT CYNTHIA (817) 797-2526.
MAROON 9 FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST
Essay Submission Link:
Maroon 9 is granting one lucky high school senior with a $500 scholarship. The deadline to submit an essay is Wednesday, March 31, 2021. All applicants must be high school seniors planning to attend a Historically Black College or University and planning to study one of the fine arts genres.
Essays will be scored on spelling, grammatical errors, punctuation, word choice, and sentence structure. Essays are required to be a maximum of 300-500 words and must answer the following two questions:
Question 1: How has participating in Fine Arts impacted your life?
Question 2: Why is attending a Historically Black College & University important to you?
The scholarship essay winner will be notified by email by April 9 and will be requested to read their essay at the virtual Fine Arts Competition on April 10. The winner will have to show proof of their college enrollment by July 31, 2021 to receive the $500.00 scholarship award.
KIDS ACTING WITH PURPOSE THEATRE ARTS AFTERSCHOOL & SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
(Available for Booking)
KIDS Acting With Purpose engages youth in a fun and interactive Theatre Arts class designed to teach creative expression, acting skills, leadership, culture and self-confidence. The program is available for all age groups as a one-time workshop or for multiple weekly or monthly sessions. The program is taught by Certified Theatre Arts Educator ShaVonne Banks-Davis.
VIRTUAL HANGOUT 101 AFTERSCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
(Available for Booking)
Virtual Hangout 101 provides an array of virtual workshops and discussions for students of all ages on various topics hosted by community professionals. Workshops and discussions are based on important topics such as social awareness, vision & goal setting, life skills, and self-care. Interactive and high-energy classes include dance, art, theatre, health & wellness, and STEM.
The program also features small group mentoring for young men and women.