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NAACP to Kick Off Local ACT-SO Youth Program Oct. 14

 

Last updated 10/14/2019 at 8:21am

The Lake Wales NAACP Branch #5109 will host its first meeting Oct. 14 to organize for the national 2020 Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) competition to be held July 23-26 in Boston.

ACT-SO is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. The kickoff will be at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the James P. Austin Community Center, 315 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Lake Wales.

ACT-SO includes 32 competitions in STEM, humanities, business and performing, visual and culinary rats.

Almost 300,000 young people have participated in the program since its inception.

The local ACT-SO program is looking for volunteers to serve as judges, coaches, mentors and sponsors. For more information contact NAACP Branch President by calling 863-604-9303 or emailing wandafayehoward@gmail.com.

 

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