ACT-SO Exposure Lab
ACT-SO Exposure Lab
ACT-SO is a major youth initiative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). ACT-SO provides a forum through which youth of African descent demonstrate academic, artistic and scientific prowess and expertise, thereby gaining the same recognition often only reserved for entertainers and athletes.
ACT-SO is rooted in the firm conviction that all students can succeed and compete at the same or superior levels as their counterparts in classrooms, boardrooms and laboratories across this nation and abroad.
ACT-SO is a year-long youth achievement program that begins in August of each year in local communities nationwide. In more than 200 local communities throughout the U.S., ACT-SO adult volunteers recruit students and mentors. Students work with mentors to from August to April to develop their projects and performances for the local competition.
What’s your talent?
Performing Arts? Science? The Humanities? Visual Arts? Entrepreneurship?
If so, ACT-SO may be the local/national competition where you can shine!
THE PERFORMING ARTS
To perform a series of rhythmic and patterned bodily movements usually performed to music.
The art of staging or acting plays.
- MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL/CLASSICAL
The art of performing with a device used to produce music with tones of the late 18th and 19th centuries characterized by an emphasis on balance, clarity, and moderation.
- MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL/CONTEMPORARY
The art of performing with a device used to produce music with the tones of the present.
- MUSIC VOCAL/CLASSICAL
The art of performing with the human voice rhythmic tones or sounds of the late 18th and 19th centuries characterized by an emphasis on balance, clarity, and moderation.
- MUSIC VOCAL/CONTEMPORARY
The art of performing with the human voice rhythmic tones or sounds to produce music with the tones of the present.
The art of speaking in public eloquently and effectively. (This is not a dramatic presentation.)
THE VISUAL ARTS
The science, art or profession of designing buildings or outdoor spaces.
The art of representing forms and figures on a surface by means of lines.
The art and process of making motion pictures.
The art of laying on paints with a brush or a knife.
The process, art and technique of taking images recorded by a camera and reproducing them on a photosensitive surface.
The art of making three-dimensional figures or designs.
- CULINARY ARTS
The creative practice of cooking. One who engages in the culinary arts, or a culinarian, is either called a cook or a chef depending on their level of expertise.
The science of life or of the origin, structure, reproduction, growth and development of living organisms collectively.
The science that deals with the composition, structure and properties of chemical processes and phenomena of substances and the transformation that they undergo.
- COMPUTER SCIENCE
The science that deals with the theoretical aspects of computers including storage and the transformation of data using computers.
- EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES
The body of sciences that include geology, mineralogy, physiography, oceanography, meteorology, climatology, astronomy, speleology, seismology, geography, etc.
Technology. Projects that directly apply scientific principles to manufacturing and practical uses.
The science of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions of spaced configurations and their structure. Development of formal logical systems or various numerical and algebraic computations and the application of these principles.
- MEDICINE AND HEALTH
The study of diseases and health of humans and animals.
Theories, principles and laws governing energy and the effect of energy on matter.
- MUSIC COMPOSITION
The science or art of arranging music by ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination or in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity.
- SHORT STORY
A brief examination of a subject in prose usually expressing a personal view or interpretation of a subject or topic.
A literary composition developed for the stage.
A composition, marked by language chosen for its sound, beauty and evocative power.
Refers to owning, organizing, and managing your own business by providing a necessary product or service.
Awards and Gold Medalist
After local competitions are held, the gold medalists (those with scores between 95-100 in their category) are invited to compete on a national level at NAACP National Convention which is held annually in the month of July.
This gives you access to one session.
This membership gives you
access to various opportunities each month.
Discounted Monthly Sessions
This gives our sponsors
access to exposure opportunities each month.
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