NAACP

NAACP

Alaska Oregon Washington State-Area Conference

Education & Youth

Committees:

Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) Education


2017 African American Youth Leadership Conferences (AAYLC) for Linn, Benton, Lincoln, Lane and Marion Counties.


The theme says it all: #HOPEAAYLC2017

{Holding-On to-Personal-Empowerment}

The goals of this conference are to promote positive youth development in African/African American youth and multicultural youth of African descent by:

* Raising awareness on how to achieve personal goals

* Emphasizing the value of education

* Empowering future leadership (responsibility)

* Establishing a sense of community

* Increasing personal self-esteem and affirm cultural awareness

Conference timeline:

8:30-9:00 am Student Registration

9:00-9:30am Invocation, Entertainment & Welcome

9:30-10:00am Keynote Speaker

10:00-12:00 Workshops & Breakout Sessions

12:00-12:30pm Lunch

12:30-12:45pm Conference Closing


~~ Mark your Calendar for both conferences ~~

What: Eleventh (11th) Annual African American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC) for Linn, Benton, Lincoln, and Lane Counties

Where: Linfield College (LFC)

When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Coordinated by Darlene Andrus (cdandrus@gmail.com)


What: Sixteenth (16th) Annual NAACP African American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC) for Marion County

Where: University of Oregon (UO)

When: Friday, April 21, 2017

Coordinated by Marilyn Williams (pastorwms114@gmail.com)


The links below are from the 10th Annual African American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC) hosted by Oregon State University (OSU) on Tuesday, March 29, 2016:

Each generation strives to improve the community they will leave to their children, but it is also the youth who can make the greatest impact to their own futures. The NAACP has always engaged youth through Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), College Units, African American Youth Leadership Conferences (AAYLC), and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts.

Each branch of the Alaska Oregon Washington State Area Conference has a variety of programs and volunteer opportunities for high school and college students. Below are some of the current opportunities, and more can be found by contact your nearest Branch.

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


What is ACT-SO?

The NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.

ACT-SO relies on community volunteers and business leaders to serve as mentors and coaches in promoting academic and artistic excellence among African-American and Hispanic students. By providing an arena where students strive to excel in the sciences, arts and humanities, ACT-SO equips its participants with the skills to live meaningful lives.

ACT-SO includes 26 categories of competition.

ACT-SO recruits students annually and conducts annual Academic Olympic competitions for students in grades 9th - 12th in NAACP Branches throughout the country. First place local winners then compete with youth from other cities at the National ACT-SO finals held during our National Convention.


To Apply for this year's ACT-SO program download the application below and mail or email to the program closest to you, at the bottom of this page.

Competition Application
Download File

Category Descriptions, Requirements, and Judging Criteria: For more detailed information on each category, click on a file below.

Humanities: Music Composition, Original Essay, Playwriting, Poetry

Sciences: Biology/Microbiology, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine and Health, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Mathematics, Physics

Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture

Performing Arts: Dance, Dramatics, Music Instrumental/Classical, Music Instrumental/Contemporary, Music Vocal/Classical, Music Vocal/Contemporary, Oratory

Business: Entrepreneurship

Alaska:

Anchorage: 907-272-8717 www.facebook.com/ACTSOANCHORAGE/about

Oregon:

Eugene/Springfield: http://www.naacplanecounty.org/programs/act-so

Washington:

Seattle/King County: http://www.seattlekingcountynaacp.org/act-so-program.html

Snohomish: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Snohomish-County-Branch-NAACP/202335903149680

(Coming soon, and we need help to start these programs)

Spokane: http://spokanenaacp.org/

Vancouver: naacpvancouver@gmail.com

Close