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Click below to download the PREMIER ACT-SO COMPETITION flyer.
Premier_ACT-SO_Flyer.pdf
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Click below to download the DOUGLAS LIBRARY flyer.
act-so_DOUGLAS.pdf
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Click below to download the WEST TOWN MUSEUM flyer.
ACT-SO_MAYWOOD.pdf
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Background Audio: Vernon Jarrett, Founder of the ACT-SO Award

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 2014-2015 ACT-SO (Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics) Workshops.

Click HERE to download the 2014-2015 ACT-SO Flyer


The Chicago Westside Branch NAACP ACT-SO Workshops


LOCATION

 Malcolm X College

1900 West Van Buren, Room 2205
Chicago, IL 60612

TIME

 9:00 AM CST


DATES


  Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
December 6, 2014
December 13, 2014
January 17, 2015
January 31, 2015
February 7, 2015
February 21, 2015
March 7, 2015
March 21, 2015
April 4, 2015
April 11, 2015



THE 2015 ACT-SO COMPETITION

2015 Student ACT-SO Competition Application
Click the following link to download
2015_Student_Application.pdf
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Saturday, April 25, 2015

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 Philadelphia, PA.


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


(p) (773) 261-5890
(f) (312) 423-6697
(e) westsidenaacp@gmail.com


You may email or fax your application to the branch.


Website: www.cwsactso.org


Karl A. Brinson, President of Chicago Westside Branch

Karen Gibbs

Annie Ford, Co-Chair
(p) (312) 623-1257
(e) annieford@gmail.com

Carolyn Hankins-Page
(p) (312) 217-7378
(e) chocthun72@yahoo.com


NAACP ACT-SO Program is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization funded by public and private donations.
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