Queen to Queen, Inc.’s Reigning Royalty Program works to encourage African-American women attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to represent their HBCU as its Queen or campaign for elected student body positions. It also provides programming and training opportunities for current HBCU Queens.
“We knew there was a need on the campuses of HBCUs. Young women who were interested in holding titles or running for offices weren’t sure what to do, who to see, or where to start. Queen to Queen, Inc.’s Reigning Royalty Program addresses those three questions and then goes several steps beyond that,” said Queen to Queen Board Member & Director of Reigning Royalty Jessica Canty.
The Reigning Royalty Program connects current HBCU Queens and African-American college women with Queen to Queen members, local networking opportunities, as well as personal and professional development workshops to prepare them for their life in leadership on campus and in the workforce. Program participants will receive additional training on media relations, leadership development, and effective campaigning through webinars and local events.
“As a current queen, preparing for the election or the pageant is not easy. I think having a program like Reigning Royalty to help future Queens is a great idea! I would have appreciated having it as a resource when I was running,” said Miss Bowie State University 2012-2013 Ebony Paige.