MLK Young People’s Oratorical Contest 2024

The BSL Educational Foundation Inc., Bro. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Young People’s Oratorical Contest is designed to allow Greater Hartford students to shine through public speaking. Participants are encouraged to recite original essays, poems, or skits related to our 2024 theme: Change will not come if we wait.  Each group (middle and high school) will have scholarship opportunities ranging from $150.00 – $1,000.00. (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) a panel of judges selects a winner from each division to receive such book scholarships.

Theme: Change will not come if we wait

Place: The First Cathedral

In-person Contest Date: February 29, 2024

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Middle/High School Participants

moments of

  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

    – Nelson Mandela