NAACP NATIONAL CONVENTION
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The NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.
ACT-SO includes 29 competitions in STEM, humanities, business, and performing, visual and culinary arts. Almost 300,000 young people have participated in the program since its inception.
Click HERE for more information on the NAACP ACT-SO Program.
The eight Los Angeles NAACP ACT-SO Program gold medal winners will compete in the 38th annual National ACT-SO competition to be held during the NAACP Convention in Cincinnati. National ACT-SO medal winners receive scholarships, computers and monetary awards. These talented young students have made a video soliciting your financial participation in their pursuit of excellence.
Click HERE to view the video.
Click HERE to make a donation to help meet the considerable travel and lodging expenses to compete in Cincinnati. The contestants are also raising funds from community and online activities, family and friends. We will give you a report on this website after the convention to let you see what your support has helped these young students achieve.
Last year we had two national medalists. Here's a reflection from one of the LA ACT-SO Olympians:
"Creativity, discipline, community. These are the parts of my character and life that my participation in the LA NAACP ACT-SO competition has vastly expanded. Last year, as a competitor in the Medicine & Health category, I would have never known that I'd make it to 3rd-place nationally. Although I carried a scientific mentality with regards to my project, it was the NAACP community of staff, family, and other competitors that allowed me to view ACT-SO as a holistic development of my whole being - not just a plain student with a presentation. Overall, the ACT-SO competition is a gateway for pushing yourself beyond what you thought was possible and using past experiences to create new future experiences - and I really hope that more and more students will come to realize that too."
UCLA Class of 2019
Los Angeles NAACP Youth Council 2016 Annual Community Health Fair May 21, 2016 - Details
Los Angeles NAACP Youth Council 2016 Economic Empowerment Forum May 28, 2016 - Details
Los Angeles Women in NAACP [WIN] 30th Annual Scholarship and Awards Luncheon
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Mr. Henry Purnell received the Diamond Life Award at the Second Baptist Church in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Pictured are (right to left) President Minnie Headley-Hempstead, Mr. Henry Purcell, Membership Chairwoman, Mary Louise Batiste, 1st Vice President Mrs. Hester Watkins, and a member. Mr. Purnell organizes an on-going NAACP Membership Campaign at Second Baptist and has been responsible for soliciting hundreds of memberships over the years.
President Minnie Hadley-Hempstead and husband Malvin attended the Delta Sigma Theata Sorority, Inc. Los Angeles Alumnae Chapter's Scholarship Luncheon.