About the American Women Pageants:
Our pageant includes:
International Women of Service Pageant,
International Young Women of Service Pageant,
American Women of Service Pageants
Young American Women of Service Pageants
and the Executive Team
Who we are:
To empower women and girls of all ages to become the best version of themselves possible through scholarship pageants and service.
To encourage women who serve in their communities to share that love with others around them and inspire others to do the same.
To create a positive, encouraging, empowering sisterhood of women and girls who are interested in motivating others through community involvement and community service.
To promote a safe environment of kindness, honesty, respect, and inclusivity for all ages and in all areas of life.
International Women of Service, American Women of Service, and Young American Women of Service bring a unique pageant experience as it is part of a 501c-3 non-profit organization, Crossroads Youth Center. Through Crossroads Youth Center, we work to promote social awareness through our platform: The Crown CARES (Creating A Respectful Environment in Society).
International and American Women of Service Pageants, registered trademarks of Crossroads, accomplishes this by providing programs that are through entertainment and education in nature of scholarship pageants, summer camps, workshops, modeling, and seminars, and raising funds for college scholarships to support the future of young women.
Jasmine DeRier joined Crossroads in 2011 as a contestant and soon became a local director for Crossroads. She had the vision for a pageant for women. Proposing her idea in 2016, the collaboration and American Women of Service Pageant began and has been going strong since, adding the Young American division in 2020.
Pictured: left Jasmine DeRier and Right Deb Landry
Jasmine DeRier has been involved in pageantry for over 20 years in various capacities from the contestant, judge, auditor, pageant mom, state, and international director.
Currently, she is one of the international executive directors of American Women of Service.
Pageantry is a tool Jasmine has used to connect and impact communities and women across the nation. As the founder of American Women of Service, Jasmine's desire to promote community involvement, positive self-image, and strong self-esteem. Her greatest accomplishment in the world of pageantry was being named the 2014 MASP Director of the Year and earning the title of Ms. Maine Role Model in 2016 and of course, developing the AWOS organization.
She is an active executive Crossroads Board member and a member of the MASP advisory board. MASP awarded her the Director of the Year in 2013 & 2019 for outstanding service to the program and membership.
Jasmine has an Associates's Degree in Elementary Education and is self-employed as a full-time professional consultant and pageant director. She and the American Women of Service Pageant were named in the top ten best Mrs. Pageant in the US by Pageant Planet in 2016 and the best prize package in 2020.
Aside from pageantry, Jasmine enjoys volunteering in her community, travel, photography, continued education, and fitness. She especially enjoys spending as much time with family and friends, most importantly her husband and six young children.