FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2019
Spokes Person: Sadiqa Sakin, President, Seattle/King County NAACP
The Seattle King County NAACP, under leadership of President Sadiqa Sakin, is so pleased and proud that ten of our talented high school students are headed to the NAACP ACT-SO Nationals to complete in Detroit this July 2019. This is particularly special, as we are celebrating our 40th anniversary of the Seattle King County NAACP ACT-SO.
Since 1978, NAACP ACT-SO has been a yearlong enrichment program that culminates in a local and national competition where students compete for scholarships and prizes totaling over $250,000. The NAACP ACT-SO Program, known as the “Olympics of the Mind”, was developed to enhance and showcase the academic and artistic achievements of high school students of African descent, and seeks to promote positive self-esteem, academic and artistic excellence, and positive interaction between our youth and the adult professional community. This includes areas of STEM, humanities, performing and visual arts, and business.
We need the community’s help!
The NAACP ACT-SO 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. Below are ways you can help send our youth to the NAACP ACT-SO National competition in Detroit in July!
Ways you can help:
$1,370 fully funds one student trip
$400 funds one student a plane ticket
$295 funds 10 medals
$200 funds one workshop
$179 funds one night hotel stay
$150 funds materials needed by the students
$75 funds an accompanist
$50 funds 1 person per night in the hotel (Students share rooms)
$25 covers meal expenses for one student for one day
Support builds up confidence. When the community supports our children financially we are pouring into their future success. Thank you for your contribution!
Seattle King County NAACP ACT-SO Co-Chair