(Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics)

ACT-SO Mission

  • 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.


​​​ACT-SO Benefits

The ACT-SO program is first and foremost a learning experience. Throughout the year, students work with local volunteer instructors and mentors to develop projects and participate in enrichment opportunities, including workshops, tutorials, and field trips, specific to their competition categories. The local ACT-SO competitions and Award Ceremonies showcase the results of the students’ hard work. Competition winners receive medals and prizes provided by the local and regional sponsors and contributors. The local Gold Medalists then move on to the national competition and have the opportunity to receive scholarships and other rewards provided by national sponsors.


​Who Is Eligible To Participate?

Students of African descent, U.S. citizens enrolled in grades 9-12 and amateurs in the competition categories are eligible to participate. If you have any questions or requests please fill out the contact us form on our website.