Family. There are many different definitions for that word but our ACT-SO Columbia Group falls under every one of them! These Past 9 months each person involved with our program has worked their butts off to make ACT-SO Columbia the very best it could possibly be and see each one of us succeed! Although we didn’t take home any medals we’re taking a spirit and motivation that will fuel us into the next ACT-SO Competition season! The War is yet won so stay tuned for upcoming updates about how you or your child can join the ACT-SO Family!✌🏾💛

Painting MasterClass Tomorrow

Teens – Unleash your creative side at our ACT-SO Painting MasterClass. Our resident visual arts mentor, Heather Michele Jeter, will guide you and your friends through creating their very own personalized painting.

And best of all, the class is 100% free. Students must pre-register to attend. Only 50 spots available.

ACT-SO Columbia is Pleased to Welcome


Tiffany J and Sunshyne have over 30 years of combined music experience. They will join our resident team of volunteer experts, coaches and professionals as they spend the next 10 weeks mentoring high school students preparing to compete in the NAACP ACT-SO Columbia Competition.

Help out this Giving Tuesday – it just takes a minute

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of the people

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

ACT-SO Columbia relies on the generosity of individuals like you to sustain our STEM, arts and mentoring program. Your contribution will enable us to provide:
  • Professional workshops & MasterClasses
  • Field Trips
  • Snacks provided for each class
  • Student materials needed for projects
  • Expenses needed to take participating students to the national
    competition (such as travel, food and lodging)
  • Affirm the value of young men and women of color
  • Help develop and define short and long term goals for success
  • Encourage social awareness and community service
Won’t you consider making a donation of $5, $10, $50 or whatever you can afford to help us. No donation is too small and every cent goes towards ACT-SO expenses.
Thank you for your support!