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ACT-SO ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) is the major youth initiative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).  

Founded for youth of African descent, ACT-SO provides a forum through which the students demonstrate academic, artistic and scientific prowess and expertise, thereby gaining the same recognition often only reserved for entertainers and athletes.


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.

Students can select up to three competitions from a total of 32 offerings in STEM, Business, Humanities, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Culinary Arts. Almost 300,000 young people have participated in the program since its inception. 

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ACT-SO Mission

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.


Students interested in participating in NAACP ACT-SO must meet the following eligibility requirements: 

•    Must be a citizen of the United States or hold a permanent resident visa card.

•    Must be enrolled in grades 9-12 at the time of application.

•    Must be an amateur (having not received wages for professional services) in the categories of competition.

•    Must compete in a local ACT-SO competition in order to qualify for the national competition.

The Student Coaching  Sessions:

PLEASE Bring a Head Shot Photo 

Solid Rock Baptist Church 

2100 S.Tyler St.

Little Rock,  Arkansas 72204



Mosaic Templars Culture Center

501 W. 9th St. 

Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

9am-5pm (First come first serve)All Students should arrive at least by 8am for Briefing session. Please come dressed accordingly. If you are competing in more than one category, and dressing areas to change if needed. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE! 

For inquiries, please contact Jacksonville, Arkansas ACT-SO Chairperson,  Contact Me


Solid Rock Baptist Church 

2100 S.Tyler St. 

Little Rock, Arkansas 72204



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