Welcome to the Black History Month Challenge!

Welcome to the Black History Month Challenge!

To understand what’s happening in our world today, we must reflect on what has happened in the past. The Black History Month Challenge provides a fun and interactive way to explore some of the lesser known stories about the Black experience in the US. We’ll also celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of Black business titans and explore Black contributions to medicine. Let’s do this!

The Black History Month Challenge is designed for high school students and will be available from February 1-March 7, 2022. The scholarship essay contest is open to all students ages 13-18.

Prizes

After completing the 30-minute course, you will have the opportunity to submit a short essay and compete to win a college scholarship! Details below.

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Citizens Commitment to Social Equity

Our commitment to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive world is woven into the very fabric of the company. It extends beyond our walls to encompass all the ways we serve our colleagues, customers and the communities where we live and work. We understand that this commitment makes us stronger in every aspect, enabling us to do even more to address critical economic needs and build stronger communities. By working toward a world where everyone is seen, heard and respected, we are helping those we serve be ready for the best possible tomorrow.

We’re proud to sponsor the Black History Month Challenge, and celebrate the groundbreaking and unsung heroes that have contributed to Black History in a meaningful way. Through continuous learning, we all play a pivotal role in driving lasting change in our workplace and communities through shared understanding, knowledge, culture and commitment.

Prizes
A total of eleven winners will be selected; one national winner and 10 winners from each of the following markets: CT, MA, MI, NH, NY, NYC, OH, Eastern PA, Western PA, and RI. All winners will be awarded a $2,500 college scholarship and a brand new Apple MacBook Pro, courtesy of Citizens Pay.

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