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NAACP ACT-SO Showcase
October 24 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm• $10
ACT-SO is an acronym for Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. ACT-SO is a major youth initiative of the NAACP. ACT-SO provides a forum through which youth of African descent demonstrate academic, artistic and scientific prowess and expertise, thereby gaining the same recognition often only reserved for entertainers and athletes.
About the event
Join us at The Jazz Station on Wednesday, October 24 from 6pm to 8pm. This event is a fundraiser for NAACP ACT-SO competition and includes youth performances and more.
General admission: $10
Youth are free to attend
ACT-SO is rooted in the firm conviction that all students can succeed and compete at the same or superior levels as their counterparts in classrooms, boardrooms and laboratories across this nation and abroad.
ACT-SO is a year-long youth achievement program that begins in August of each year in local communities nationwide. In more than 200 local communities throughout the U.S., ACT-SO adult volunteers recruit students and mentors. Students work with mentors to from August to April to develop their projects and performances for the local competition.
For over thirty years the mission of ACT-SO has been to prepare, recognize and reward youth of African descent who exemplify scholastic and artistic excellence.
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.