Become a part of Dupage ACT-SO
For the past 30 years, subject matter experts in the community and at College of DuPage have served as judge and mentor volunteers for ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. ACT-SO is a mentoring program for African American high school students that culminates in local and national academic competitions and scholarship awards. The College of DuPage co-sponsors the program with the DuPage County Branch NAACP. Mentors are experts in the community who work with one or more students on their projects for at least several months.
Judges and mentors should either be professionals working in the field in which they volunteer or have degrees in the field. Judges attend the competition and use pre-established criteria to score student projects or performances. (In the Humanities, Sciences and Business categories, judges receive the students’ written materials 2 weeks before competition for pre-judging of that portion of the competition).
The Judges and Mentor Form:
Please indicate your interest by completing the online judges or mentor form. Checking all of the categories that you are interested in and are qualified to either judge or mentor. Please familiarize yourself with the requirements for your category by reviewing the category of interest under the competition menu above.
Online Judges Form
Online Mentors Form
If you are interested in becoming a committee member please submit your request here
ACT-SO Expanding The Minds Of Our Youth