Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological & Scientific Olympics

The mission of Greater Harrisburg Area NAACP Afro Academic, Cultural, Technological, & Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is to overcome the vicious cycle of low scholastic expectations and achievement that plagues Black undeserved minority youth throughout Harrisburg; to strengthen Black high school students’ academic skills and inspire the confidence they will need to succeed as adults; and, to offer individualized academic mentorship and diverse enrichment activities, of which there is short supply in the Harrisburg public high schools.

Upcoming Dates

Student Entry Deadline: Dec. 31, 2021
Awards Ceremony date: May 7, 2022 at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
Local ACTSO Virtual Competition date: April 23, 2022

Student Entry Deadline:
Dec. 31, 2021

Students can apply online at the
ACT-SO website by emailing their
completed application to or mailing to
P.O. Box 1529
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Interested In Sponsoring?

The organization can be contacted directly.