Jan Bellinger, CEO/Founder:
"Pageantry is more than being judged on your physical appearance, pageantry is an opportunity for self-discovery, self-development, and self-perseverance. When I developed the Miss Black South Carolina in 2010 to be an extension of my Li'l Sista' mentoring program, I had no idea how many young ladies' lives would be impacted."
The Miss North America Heritage (MNAH) organization is more than a pageant, it is a developmental program, a leadership program or just an opportunity to meet new friends. In essence, MNAH is whatever you need it to be to help you in your journey to success.
Jan is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Certified in grant writing and nonprofit developement. Jan has helped numerous individuals organize and develop their own nonprofit organizations. In 2016, Jan received the Presidential Lifetime Service Award from President Obama in recognition of the thousands of hours she has dedicated to volunteerism in her community and across the state. To learn more about Jan' dedication to philanthropy visit the My Sister's Keeper Ministry of Restoration website.
Participating in Miss North America Heritage is an opportunity to walk away with life-changing skills, enhanced social decorum, public interview skills, educational opportunities, and professional connections. As a career and education focused program, titleholders promote platform topics that are relevant to their career or educational goals. Women of all ages can use pageantry as a resource to develop, cultivate or launch their career. Whether she is like Diane Sawyer, who dreamed of being a news anchor or Oprah who uses her voice to impact people's lives or an entertainer like Beyonce who used her pageant talent to launch her singing career. Whatever the dreams are, pageants can lead to doors opened in a wide variety of fields, ranging from politics to entertainment.
Appointed local delegates represent their community in a positive perspective by volunteering and mentoring throughout their county.
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In 2010 the Miss Black South Carolina program was developed to provide women the opportunity to showcase their talent, poise, and grace. The success of the Miss Black South Carolina competition, lead to the launch of The Miss North America Heritage (MNAH) program. MNAH exists to provide women of all ethnicities the opportunity to develop their social etiquette and leadership skills through pageantry.
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