Claremont youth encouraged to explore civil rights activism in Making Change contest

The city of Claremont is sponsoring the 25th annual Making Change Contest. The contest is an opportunity for Claremont students to recognize champions of human rights and social justice. Students (K-12) who live in or attend school in Claremont may submit individual letters, poems, essays or artistic works completed as a group or individually.

The contest, which is sponsored by the city’s Committee on Human Relations, is in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King and other advocates of human rights. The contest was designed to increase awareness among Claremont youth of the contributions made by Dr. King and other human rights champions.

Past winners have explored activists such as American ministers and civil rights leaders Vernon Johns and Frederick Lee Shuttlesworth, and civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

All entries must be submitted by Wednesday, February 4 at 5 p.m. to the Hughes Community Center. Claremont High School students may drop off their entries at the CHS office before Wednesday, February 4 at 3 p.m. and office staff will deliver to the Hughes Center before deadline.


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