We are very pleased to say that Wrapify has decided to support the NAACP San Diego Branch with some of its on-vehicle advertising and matching donations!
Thank you, Wrapify!
COVID-19 has affected our lives in profound ways. Thanks to swift action from the County of San Diego and State of California, we are not going to experience as much tragedy as some places that are being hit very hard.
Still, it’s set ACT-SO back. We were supposed to have had our competition last Saturday, and we still don’t know when it will happen. Furthermore, it’s set our in-person mentoring sessions back.
On the good news front, our wonderful partners at SD-YAMA are giving lessons remotely, and we’re doing email and video conferences with our other students.
Our National organization is currently working out competition rules and systems that will allow us to hold a virtual ACT-SO competition, perhaps spread over several days.
We don’t have new dates for you yet, but those will come. Please be assured that while the safety of our competitors is our top priority, we are determined to give them the full ACT-SO experience, in spite of COVID-19.
To that end, should our students earn Gold, we will be taking them to the ACT-SO National competition this summer. Here’s a short video from last year’s Gold winner, Jor’Denay Collier:
We want more students to experience ACT-SO National; both Gold winners and student observers. In order for that to happen, we need your help!
Can you make a donation to help our kids get to National? We estimate the average cost per student for a season of ACT-SO is $1500; we don’t expect many of you will be able to give us that much, but our kids will appreciate any help you can give!
Last night at our February General Membership Meeting, Ms Nhu Tran, Community Relations Manager from SDG&E surprised us by announcing that SDG&E was giving us a $10,000 grant to further our work with kids. We are so grateful to see SDG&E take an interest in developing African-American kids into the leaders we all know they can be!