Black History Month Idea Guide and Contest Winners

Black History Month Idea Guide and Contest Winners

Black History Month is the perfect time to acknowledge cultural diversity and the contributions of African Americans in the United States. From coast to coast, schools, churches, and other groups go all out to honor African Americans’ rich history and show appreciation for the many cultures that make our country great. As always, Positive Promotions is honored to help these organizations ensure their black history events are memorable and engaging. Use the stories from our 2017 contest winners and the ideas below to inspire you to make your 2018 celebrations the best yet!

Remember The Dream

Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. this year, the 50th anniversary of his death. Organize an event for all ages, and have a figurehead in your school or organization read excerpts from his famous speeches. Give all children who attend MLK Commemorative Bookmarks and adults MLK Commemorative Totes.

Remember The Dream
Lead, Inspire, Learn

Lead, Inspire, Learn

Help kids understand that they can have a positive impact in the lives of others. Set up a mentoring program at your school, church or organization so older children spend time with younger ones either by reading to them or helping them study. Give the older kids 2-Sided T-Shirts Like “Honoring The Past, Inspiring The Future” to wear when they are mentoring..

Make A Difference

Give back to your community for Black History Month. Hold a raffle to raise money for a soup kitchen, homeless outreach group or other local cause. Give winners items from Raffle Packs like “The Strength In Our Past Gives Us Faith In Our Future” 15-Piece Raffle Pack. Be sure to get a photo when making the donation so you can share it with raffle participants.

Make A Difference
All Cultures Count

All Cultures Count

Highlight your community’s diversity. Host a special event and invite those from different backgrounds to speak during a special program. Have them share their cultural traditions and stories with the audience. Give participants “Celebrate Diversity” T-Shirts, and offer attendees “Celebrate Diversity” and “Many Cultures, One Nation” Bracelets.


2017 Contest Winners

GRAND PRIZE

UNITED AIRLINES - KINGWOOD, TEXAS

Representatives of United Airlines went above and beyond to celebrate Black History Month and recognize the talents and achievements of African Americans. Using the theme “Professionals in Black History,” they decorated one of the terminal gates with “Legacy of Achievement” and “Inspiring Moments in African-American History” Posters. They also had a full agenda of activities, including speeches by motivational speakers and performances by musicians and dancers. Attendees received Positive Promotions’ products, including “A Legacy of Strength, a Future of Hope” Drawstring Backpacks.

2ND PRIZE

BAY SHORE MIDDLE SCHOOL - BAY SHORE, NEW YORK

Students at Bay Shore Middle School were inspired by African-American role models to create a special Black History Month assembly called “Dream, Believe, Climb.” Over 25 middle schoolers showcased their singing, dancing, and acting talents. The audience was “edutained” by the performers and greeted by students dressed as famous African Americans, such as Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan. Students who dedicated time to making the assembly a success were rewarded with Positive Promotions’ products, including Pencils, Water Bottles, and “Linked By a Dream” Link Silicone Bracelets.

3RD PRIZE

MT. OLIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Members of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church celebrated Black History Month with a “Black History Knowledge Bowl.” The theme was “African Americans and the Hoosier State.” Prior to the event, participants were given study materials and the Youth Ministry held study sessions. The event has become a family affair that many people in the church community look forward to. Those who join in on the fun receive Positive Promotions’ products as tokens of appreciation for participating.

HONORABLE MENTION

MIRACLE HILL NURSING & REHABILITATION - TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA