Act-So Virtual Kick Off

ACT-SO, a major program of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is an acronym that stands for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics.

ACT-SO, often referred to as the “Olympics of the Mind”, seeks to promote the following among high school students:

  • Positive self-esteem
  • Positive interaction between our youth and the adult professional community
  • Positive academic and artistic excellence
  • High academic and cultural achievement

Students who participate in ACT-SO, can compete with other students  in up to 3 of 33 categories which includes STEM, Business, Humanities, Performing, Visual & Culinary Arts. The local competition serves to showcase the hard work students have put in all year long. ACT-SO Students who receive gold medals on at the local competition qualify to compete at the National Competition where they can receive scholarships awards and prizes provided by national sponsors.

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Sat, November 21
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
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ACT-SO, a major program of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is an acronym that stands for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics.

ACT-SO, often referred to as the “Olympics of the Mind”, seeks to promote the following among high school students:

Positive self-esteem
Positive interaction between our youth and the ...

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