Olympics of the Mind
WHAT IS ACT-SO?
ACT-SO is an acronym for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics.
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.
There are 27 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, performing arts, visual arts and business.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN ACT-SO?
The ACT-SO program is a nationally recognized youth achievement initiative.
The benefits ACT-SO students receive from the enrichment and mentorship components include substantial assistance
toward the development of their ACT-SO projects and valuble tools to assist them throughout their education.
The local competition serves to showcase the hard work students have put in all year long.
Students receive medals and prizes provided by the local and regional sponsors and contributors.
ACT-SO students who receive gold medals on the local level then compete at the National Competition
where the receive scholarships and other rewards provided by national sponsors.