Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics
Calling all students in grades 9-12 for ACT-SO 2021!
Donate to the ACT-SO scholarship fund to help support our young talented students as they work to compete locally and nationally at ACT-SO each year. For any questions or interest in the ACT-SO program, please contact NAACP ACT-SO Chair Monica T. Lewis at email@example.com
2021 ACT-SO events/dates and available competition categories below, links on our Events page:
- Saturday March 13th: Open Call/Informational Sessional 10am - 1pm
- Saturday March 20th: Virtual Youth Talent Showcase (time TBD)
- Saturday March 27: Semi-Finals 10am - 1pm
- Saturday April 17: Final Competition 10am - 1pm
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.
- Be of African American Descent
- Be enrolled in grades 9-12
- Be a citizen of the United States
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: