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Discover the many opportunities      

you can enjoy by developing

and showcasing

             your talents,

             your skills and

             your aptitudes

                  through ACT-SO.

    If you believe you can do it...

              then ACT-SO!





Donate today and help a young participant compete!

               It's easy and a great investment.

Some people dream of sucResearch

  Congratulations to our National Medalists!

Check out this video created by one of our own, Mahala Provost, a Seattle ACT-SO participant to learn more about ACT-SO.

What is ACT-SO?

ACT-SO is a student enrichment program that culminates in a local and national competition where students who participate compete with other students in various categories for awards, and prizes totaling over $50,000.

Often referred to as the "Olympics of the Mind", ACT-SO centers around the dedication and commitment of community volunteers and business leaders; to serve as mentors and coaches to promote academic and artistic excellence among students of African American descent.  

​Here you can view all of the subcategories and download the different guidelines rubrics.



                  Become a JUDGE​.

   VOLUNTEER to help run the competition.

         Share your expertise as a MENTOR.

The overall competion application and the parent permission forms can be downloaded here.

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort."
Jesse Owens

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