African Pride Dream Kids "Kids Dreaming Big" Meet & Greet

by Christina Brown

kids-dreaming-big-recap-3 Last month I did a few posts including My Wish For Cadence and When I Grow Up inspired by the African Pride DreamKids "Kids Dreaming Big" Scholarship contest that was held in February and March. I love the entire idea behind the scholarship program, encouraging kids everywhere to dream big and pursue their dreams. Well they picked 4 amazing winners - Brett Burch - 5th Grade (Washington, D.C.), Chyna Baldwin - 8th Grade (Camden, MS), LaDiamond White - 5th Grade (Ruston, LA) and Grand Prize Winner, Madison Evans - 3rd Grade ( Baton Rouge, LA).

kids-dreaming-big-recap-1 The "Kids Dreaming Big" Scholarship sponsored by fred's Super Dollar Store and African Pride Dream Kids Hair Care was open to youth grades 3-5 encouraging the next generation to believe in the beauty of their dreams and to provide a national platform to pursue them. Over 100 contestants submitted an essay sharing their personal endeavors and explaining the importance of pursuing their dreams. kids-dreaming-big-recap-7 Grand prize winner Madison Evans was flown to Tunica, MS to participate in the Second Annual "Kids Dreaming Big" Meet and Greet at fred's Super Dollar with special guests Cynthia Bailey of Real Housewives of Atlanta and her daughter Noelle Robinson. There, she was presented with a check to go towards pursuing her dreams. So inspiring! Check out more photos from the event below: For more information on the "Kid's Dreaming Big" contest visit and to join the conversation like follow @MyAfricanPride, @FredsInc and the hashtag #KidsDreamingBig and visit This post is sponsored by African Pride. Opinions expressed herein are my own and not those of the company.