ACT-SO

 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 can demonstrate academic, artistic and scientific prowess and expertise, thereby gaining the same recognition often only reserved for entertainers and athletes.

 

ACT-SO is a yearlong enrichment program designed to recruit, stimulate, improve and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. The ACT-SO program centers around the dedication and commitment of community volunteers and business leaders who serve as mentors and coaches to promote academic and artistic excellence among African-American students. There are 25 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, performing and visual arts.

 

ACT-SO: Today’s Youth…Tomorrow’s Legends.

“If you believe you can do it, then…ACT-SO!”

 

2014 Mississippi ACT-SO Medalists: Photo Coming Soon

 

2014 Mississippi ACT-SO Highlights:

 

2014 ACT-SO Gallery

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2013 Mississippi ACT-SO Medalists:

 

ACT-SO GOLD MEDALIST MARCH 2013

Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP President Derrick Johnson (Far Left) and ACT-SO Advisory Lolita Bolden (Far Right) stand with the gold medalists from the Mississippi NAACP ACT-SO Competition.  Each student scored 95 and above during the competition held on March 23, 2013 at Jackson State University and will travel to Orlando, Florida for the National Competition in July.  They are (L-R): Zariah Hubbard, Jasmine Miller, Cristiana James, Jarrius Adams, Lamecha Manning, Rosheka Davis, Hillery Watkins, Candhessa Jones, Krystal Jackson, Johsua Paige, John Uzondinma, II.  View Competition Results

2013 Mississippi ACT-SO Highlights:

 

2013 ACT-SO Gallery

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2012 National ACT-SO Highlights:

2012 ACT-SO Gallery

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Click the Image Below to Watch the Video

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You are encouraged to apply and participate, we would love to have you. 

 

2013 Calendar of ACT-SO Events: 

February 9, 2013, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
ACT-SO Orientation
Location: Community Meeting Room – Jackson Medical Mall

 

March 23, 2013, 9 a.m.
Statewide ACT-SO Competition
Location: Jackson State University

 

July 11-13, 2013
National ACT-SO Competition
Location: Rosen Plaza Hotel – Orlando, FL
For more information on ACT-SO from the National Office of the NAACP, click HERE

 

2013 Materials: 

To view the 2013 Mississippi State Conference NAACP ACT-SO Brochure, click HERE

To view the 2013 Mississippi State Conference NAACP ACT-SO Application, click HERE

ACT-SO PSA (Orientation)

 

Related Links:

National NAACP ACT-SO Website