Invest today in our youth!
Our talented ACT-SO 2019 high schoolers are
headed to National this summer!
Important Upcoming ACT-SO 2019 Dates:
July 19-24 - NAACP National Conference & ACT-SO National Competition in Detroit, MI
We are so proud to be sending 4 Seattle King County NAACP ACT-SO local gold winners to National this summer to compete in Detroit! They are:
WHAT IS ACT-SO?
It's the NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), a year-long achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.
ACT-SO relies on community volunteers and business leaders to serve as mentors and coaches in promoting academic and artistic excellence among African-American and Hispanic students. By providing an arena where students strive to excel in the sciences, arts and humanities, ACT-SO equips its participants with the skills to live meaningful lives.
ACT-SO includes 26 categories of competition. For more information on specific categories CLICK HERE.
ACT-SO recruits students annually and conducts annual Academic Olympic competitions for students in grades 9th - 12th in NAACP Branches throughout the country. First place local winners then compete with youth from other cities at the National ACT-SO finals held during our National Convention.
Competition Workshop Dates:
- February 16, 2019 / March 16, 2019/ April 13, 2019
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Competition Final Dates:
- April 6, 2019 – Semi-Finals / April 20, 2019 – FINAL COMPETITION
MARTIN LUTHER KING FAMILY CENTER
3201 EAST REPUBLIC STREET, SEATTLE, WA 98122
ACT-SO needs volunteers and your financial support!
For more information about how to volunteer with ACT-SO:
Donations to ACT-SO can be made by check or money order and sent to:
Seattle King County NAACP
Attn: ACT-SO Program
P.O. Box 22148
Seattle, WA 98122
Our program is volunteer operated and fully funded through community donations. In addition to programmatic expenses, our youth rely on donations to help fund their trip to the National Competition.
Seattle King County National Medal Winners: