The Miss Teen of America Scholarship and Recognition Pageant was founded in 1983 by Mr. Warren Alexander, a former educator and pageant director, and designed to help America’s youth reach their full potential. The achievement based pageant recognizes young women for their outstanding personal achievements, leadership abilities, and artistic, creative or athletic talents. With no judging focused on physical appearance or expense wardrobe, the pageant strives to promote confidence and an Accent on Achievement. In 2017, the Miss Teen of America Organization rebranded as American Pageants to include additional age divisions: Little Miss of America (ages 7-9), Young Miss of America (ages 10-12), Junior Miss of America (ages 13-15), Miss Teen of America (ages 16-18) and Miss of America (19-25). In 2020, the program expanded to include Ms. of America (20+ any marital status, with or without kids) because we recognized that achievements go on throughout our lives. We should always continue to strive for excellence and should continue to be celebrated.
Today, the Miss Teen of America organization reigns under a new leadership team dedicated to preserving the essence and integrity of the past, however, with a fresh vision for the future. Former titleholders and participants will be honored for helping to build the solid foundation upon which many lives have and will be touched. As established leaders within their schools, current titleholders and participants will join us in the advancement of our developing partnership with Special Olympics. Together, we will focus on ensuring that social inclusion is the norm. Simply stated, the future is bright for the young women who will join us in the American Pageants experience!