ACT-SO program

March 13, 2009 1:20:48 PM PDT
ACT-SO, which stands for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, is a mentoring program for African-American high school students that culminates in local and national academic competitions. The College of DuPage (COD) co-sponsors the local program with the DuPage County NAACP.

ACT-SO mentors are experts in the community who work with one or more students on a project for several months. This year, more than 70 students will compete in one, two, or three categories in the sciences, humanities, performing arts, visual arts, and business. All of the competitions will be in COD's McAninch Art Center, except for dance, which will be in the PE Building.

The ACT-SO competition is March 21 at the College of DuPage. It is free and open to the public.

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