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The Afro-Academic, Cultural Technological and 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 late author and journalist, Vernon Jarrett, ACT-SO provides a forum through which minority youth can demonstrate the same prowess, expertise and recognition often only reserved for entertainers and athletes.


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


ACT-SO includes 26 categories of competition in the Sciences, Humanities, Business, and Performing and Visual Arts. More than 260,000 young people have participated from the program since its inception.

All Chicago Area African-American High School students are invited to participate in the 2013-2014 ACT-SO (Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics) Workshops.


Click HERE to download the 2013-2014 ACT-SO Flyer


The Chicago Westside Branch NAACP ACT-SO Workshops


LOCATION

 Malcolm X College

1900 West Van Buren, Room 2505
Chicago, IL 60612

TIME

 9:00 AM CST


DATES


  Saturday, November 2, 2013


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014



THE 2014 ACT-SO COMPETITION


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Registration begins at 8:30 AM CST
Competition begin at 9:00 AM CST

STUDENT CENTER
University of Illinois at Chicago - UIC
750 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607





Gold Medal winners will go to the National Competition which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.




For More Information Contact the Chicago Westside NAACP Office:
5820 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651

(773) 261-5890

Website: www.cwsactso.org

Karl A. Brinson, President of Chicago Westside Branch
Walter H. Washington, Chairman of ACT-SO
Co-Chairs: Carolyn Hankins-Page (312) 217-7378 & Karen Gibbs

You may email your application to the branch
E-mail: westsidenaacp@gmail.com

You may fax your application(s) to (312) 423-6697

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