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Recognizing creative talent and academic achievement.

Youth program nurturing the passion and skills of high school students in STEM, Performance Arts, Visual Arts, and Academics.

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Does Your Passion Need a Path?

What is ACT-SO?

Afro-Academic, Cultural Technological, and Scientific Olympics 

Afro-Academic, Cultural Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a youth program under the administrative guidance of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).  ACT-SO is a year-long enrichment program designed to encourage high academic and cultural achievement among high school students.

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Chattanooga ACT-SO


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Have you previously participated/worked with ACT-SO?

Admission fee for this course is $10


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Let's Make Things Happen
ACT-SO was founded in 1977 to recognize and reward African-American high school students. Today, ACT-SO welcomes and celebrates students from all racial backgrounds and ethnicities.

“It is our greatest desire to help you prepare for personal, professional, and financial success.”

Thessela White

ACT-SO State Chair

Our Sponsors

We are so thankful for our sponsors.

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