ACT-SO ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

Organization name: Greater Indianapolis Branch of the NAACP

Program Type

Academic programs

Ages Served:

12-18 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: Each year, high school students across the country start a journey to sharpen their skills through the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). From visual arts and business to performing and culinary arts, participants work with community-based volunteers for a year to develop projects and performances. The experience culminates in local and national events where students compete for scholarships and other rewards. The Greater Indianapolis NAACP Branch hosts a local competition, and takes these local winners to the National ACT-SO Competition.
Success Metrics: N/A

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

20

Black or African Americans Annually Served

100%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

0%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion,
Morgan, Putnam, Shelby
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $25,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: N/A

Contact Information

Organization Name: Greater Indianapolis Branch of the NAACP
Website: https://naacp.org/our-work/youth-programs/act-so-achievement-program
Respondents Name: Roderick Bohannan
Email: rebohannan@gmail.com

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