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THE OLYMPICS OF THE MIND IS LOOKING FOR YOU!!!
The Southside NAACP is kicking off its
2012-2013 ACT-SO Program January 12, 2013!
The Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is the dynamic program of the NAACP which showcases and highlights the knowledge and talents of local African American high school students.
Contestants are able to select up to three (3) categories in which they are then mentored by professionals in the respected industury and allowed to compete against fellow students locally with the possibility of advancing to the National Competition, where students will compete against students from around the country with chances to win cash and prizes valued over $5,000.00
See what past ACT-SO participants say about the program: http://tinyurl.com/8z17o6p
Come out to the Kick Off Orientation and learn about the program and how your student can hone and display their talent and skills.
We are also seeking volunteers.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!!
When & Where
NAACP CHICAGO SOUTHSIDE ACT-SO PROGRAM
ACT-SO was designed to recruit, stimulate, improve and encourage high academic and cultural achievements among high school students. In short, we will "act so" that academic and cultural achievers receive the same recognition as athletic excellence; awards are not the primary goal.
ACT-SO is a major youth initiative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Founded in 1978, by renowned author and journalist, Vernon Jarrett, ACT-SO provides a forum through which African-American youth demonstrate academic, artistic and scientific prowess and expertise, thereby gaining the same recognition often only reserved for entertainers and athletes.
***THIS IS A FUNDRAISER EVENT***
We are sending five very talented Chicago Southside youth to National Competiton in Las Vegas Nevada THIS July (2014) to compete against other like minded youth from around the country to gain the GOLD!!!