The students who were pre-qualified via an application process will participate in many categories such as the sciences, the humanities, the performing arts, the visual arts and business.
Locally, the event is being sponsored by Philadelphia Branch of the NAACP with the help of NAACP members, volunteers, mentors and coaches who also volunteer their time and resources. Additional support comes from individuals and partnerships with Philadelphia area businesses, corporations, and educational institutions.
The Philadelphia ACT-SO Program was launched in 1978 under the leadership of the late Honorable Alphonso Deal, President of the North Philadelphia Branch NAACP. It began with approximately 50 applicants and the Philadelphia NAACP was one of the original participants in the inaugural national competition held in Portland, Oregon.
MPW Foundation is just one of many non-profits involved in this event to help focus on the success and achievements of today's youth for tomorrow's leaders.
The Philadelphia ACT-SO Competition at the Philadelphia School District Headquarters, 440 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.
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MPW is a non-profit organization located in Kent County, Delaware. We offer workshops that focused on mentoring and supporting youth from disadvantaged economic and social backgrounds with the Tri-state region. Our workshops will be staffed with members from the art communities who have experienced with working with youth and teaching various programs as it relates to fields in the arts.