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ACT-SO

ACT-SO Mission

The NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.

ACT-SO includes 32 competitions in STEM, humanities, business, and performing, visual and culinary arts. 

The goals of ACT-SO are:

  • To mobilize the adult community for the promotion of academic and artistic excellence.

  • To recognize creative talent and academic achievement.

  • To provide and assist students with the necessary skills to establish goals and acquire the 

  • confidence and training to make a successful contribution to society.

ACT-SO CATEGORIES

STEM:

  • ARCHITECTURE.

  • BIOLOGY/MICROBIOLOGY

  • CHEMISTRY/BIOCHEMISTRY

  • COMPUTER SCIENCE.

  • EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES

  • ENGINEERING

  • MATHEMATICS

  • MEDICINE AND HEALTH

  • PHYSICS

HUMANITIES:

  • MUSIC COMPOSITION

  • ORIGINAL ESSAY

  • PLAYWRITING.

  • POETRY–WRITTEN

  • SHORT STORY.

THE PERFORMING ARTS:

  • DANCE: BALLET.

  • DANCE: CONTEMPORARY.

  • DANCE: MODERN

  • DANCE: TRADITIONAL

DRAMATICS.

  • MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL–CLASSICAL

  • MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL–CONTEMPORARY

  • MUSIC VOCAL–CLASSICAL

  • MUSIC VOCAL–CONTEMPORARY

  • ORATORY

  • POETRY–PERFORMANCE.

THE VISUAL ARTS:

  • DRAWING

  • FILM-MAKING

  • PAINTING

  • PHOTOGRAPHY

  • SCULPTURE

BUSINESS:

  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP

CULINARY

  • CULINARY ART

 

ACT-SO is a major youth initiative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

NAACP LaPorte County ACT-SO Application Deadline
2020 ACT-SO canceled due to COVID 19


NAACP National Competition
July 25- 29th, 2020
Annual activities culminate with National Competition and Awards Ceremony  
 

Participation Opportunities
ACT-SO is a community-based program that provides multiple opportunities for involvement. Community members may participate as:  Chairpersons, mentors, sponsors, organizers, competitors, benefactors, educational partners, etc.. The program receives support from schools, local businesses, community organizations, churches, foundations, major corporations, and individuals.  

Students can select up to three (3) categories of competition from a total of 32 offerings.

​If you are interested in participating in  ACT-SO   or For more information 

Contact: Raemone Webster 
NAACP LaPorte County ACT-SO Committee Chair

by clicking the button 

For students interested in participating please be sure to provide your Student name, phone number, grade, and up to 3 categories to participate. 

For Mentors interested in supporting student participants please be sure to provide Mentor name, phone number, area of expertise from selected categories.

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