Sunday, April 15, 2012
at the Rockville Campus was a Great Day!
Now Join Us on Saturday, April 21, 2012 for the ACT-SO Ceremony and Talent Showcase!
The event will be held at
John F. Kennedy High School
1901 Randolph Road
Silver Spring, MD 20902
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Highlights will include presentations and performances by, past, present, and future ACT-SO winners! Donations are strongly encouraged at the door.
The Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological & Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a major youth initiative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Founded in 1978, by the renowned author and journalist, Vernon Jarrett, ACT-SO provides a forum through which African American youth demonstrate academic, artistic and scientific prowess and expertise.
ACT-SO "The Olympic of the Mind," is rooted in the firm conviction that African-Americans can succeed and compete at the same or superior level as their counterparts in classrooms, boardrooms and laboratories across this nation and abroad. The objective of ACT-SO is to prepare, recognize and reward African-American youth who exemplify scholastic and artistic excellence. The ACT-SO goals are:
To mobilize the adult community for the promotion of academic and artistic excellence among African American students.
To recognize academic achievement among African American students.
To provide and assist African American students with the necessary skills and tools to establish goals and acquire the confidence and training to make a successful contribution to society.
On April 15th, the Montgomery County NAACP Branch will conduct an annual competition for African American students in grades 9-12 within the county. The local competition winners then compete against winners from other cities at the national ACT-SO finals held in Houston, Texas during the NAACP's Annual Convention in July.
This year's competition has ended, but if you are interested in applying for 2013 or would like more information on the program please contact your high school liaison.
for our list of liaisons:
For any other inquiries,