2018-2019 ACT-SO Kickoff

Forget sportsball—on September 22nd, ACT-SO is back!

ACT-SO is the NAACP’s academic enrichment program and competition for African-American high school students.  Last year, the NAACP San Diego gave out $1400 in scholarships and one all-expense paid trip to the National ACT-SO competition in San Antonio, Texas.  This year will be even better!


Come to the Jackie Robinson YMCA on the evening of September 22nd. We’ll feed you, entertain you and let you in on this fantastic opportunity!

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Casa del Rey Moro Tour

On the evening of August 31st, take a world tour through 6000 years of African world history with the NAACP San Diego branch ACT-SO program! The house of the Moorish King is open to visitors for a thorough education (or re-education) of the rich history of Africa and its contribution to today’s society right in beautiful Old Town.

This tour will take place in 2 parts. One part through the museum and the other through Old Town. A light snack will be provided prior to the event and dinner offered following the tours. Get your name on the list ASAP to have your door fee, snack, and dinner covered by the NAACP.

Space is limited and this tour is already over 50% filled. Register as soon as possible to reserve your spot! 

See you soon!

The 40th Annual ACT-SO Competition

The ACT-SO team had a great time at the awards.  It was amazing to see so many African-Americans gathered in one place not to discuss issues or problems, but simply to celebrate the magnificence of African-American youth.

Our local Gold medallist, Jor’Denay, didn’t medal at National despite a stunning performance, but she was chosen over dozens of her peers for one of five speaking roles during the awards ceremony.  She had to rehearse intensely the rest of the weekend, but she made connections and got experience that will serve her well into the future.

NAACP ACT-SO 40th Anniversary

14 new photos · Album by Communications NAACP San Diego

Jor’Denay Brings Down the House

Our San Diego Gold Winner, Jor’Denay Collier, brought the house down at the 40th NAACP ACT-SO Awards in San Antonio.  She was the final performer of the competition.  Her performance was better even than she displayed in San Diego!  We may be biased, but we thought she was magnificent!

Jor’Denay at ACT-SO National

11 new photos · Album by Communications NAACP San Diego

ACT-SO Honorees!

ACT-SO held its 2018 Showcase on April 21st.  Five students competed, winning the following honors:

Ms Jor’Denay Collier, Gold (for her performance of “MR DRUG DEALER”) and Silver (for her poem “12:06 am”)

Ms Sydney Kelly, Bronze (for her performance of “BLACK”) and Honorable Mention (for her poem “Values”)

Mr Frankie Germany, Bronze (for his Mathematics paper “Visualizing Variation”) and Honorable Mention (for his saxophone rendition of “Isn’t She Lovely”)

Mr Noland Nixon, Honorable Mention (for his rendition of “Can’t Help Falling in Love”)

Ms Amy Amoah, Honorable Mention (for her essay “Childhood Sexual Abuse”)
The NAACP San Diego and the ACT-SO Committee congratulate our fine Olympians on their hard work and achievement!