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Montgomery NAACP ACT-SO Program
Competition & Awards Ceremony

Eight ACT-SO students went to Philadelphia to participate in the National ACT-SO Competition. Three won medals in four categories:

  • John Clark, Gold Medal, Medicine and Health
  • Elana Harris, Gold Medal, Original Essay
  • Elana Harris, Bronze Medal, Short Story
  • Howard Nicholson III, Bronze Medal, Biology

Montgomery NAACP ACT-SO Program is now gearing up for the 2016 competition and needs Adult volunteers. For information or to help email

You can also support our
students through GOFUNDME.

Congratulations to Mr. Nicolas Holt-Barrettof Montgomery County Youth Council on being awarded a 2015 Gloster B. Current Youth Leadership Award (Region VII) for the NAACP Youth and College Division.

The Gloster B. Current Awards recognize outstanding NAACP youth leaders that emulate the dedication, commitment and leadership of Gloster B. Current, former NAACP Director of Branch & Field Services.

NAACP National Strategic Plan: Game Changers for the 21st Century

For more than a century the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has worked to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Inspired by The Call of 1909, which denounced the growing oppression of people of color and works to bring this discrimination to an end, the NAACP seeks to establish a strategic direction as it embarks on developing The New Call for the 21st Century.

The five NAACP Game Changers below address the major areas of inequality facing African Americans that are the focus of the NAACP's work.

  • Economic Sustainability: A chance to live the American Dream for all
    Every person will have equal opportunity to achieve economic success, sustainability, and financial security.
  • Education: A free, high-quality, public education for all
    Every child will receive a free, high quality, equitably-funded, public pre-K and K-12 education followed by diverse opportunities for accessible, affordable vocational or university education.
  • Health: Health equality for all Americans including a healthy life and high-quality health care
    Everyone will have equal access to affordable, high-quality health care, and racially disparate health outcomes will end.
  • Public Safety and Criminal Justice:
    Equitable dispensation of
    justice for all

    Disproportionate incarceration, racially motivated policing strategies, and racially biased, discriminatory, and mandatory minimum sentencing will end. Incarceration will be greatly reduced and communities will be safer. The death penalty will be abolished at the state and federal level, as well as in the military.
  • Voting Rights and Political Representation: Protect and enhance voting rights and fair representation
    Every American will have free, open, equal, and protected access to the vote and fair representation at all levels of the political process. By protecting democracy, enhancing equity, and increasing democratic participation and civic engagement, African Americans will be proportionally elected to political office.

Montgomery County Youth Council recognizes the Outstanding Work of Montgomery County Student Olivia Cox for her work to aid the children of Africa

Desks victory lap

Olivia CoxAward Plaque

Thank You Olivia

Montgomery County's NAACP

The purpose and aims of the Montgomery County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People shall be to improve the political, educational, social, and economic status of minority groups; to eliminate racial prejudice; to keep the public aware of the adverse effects of racial discrimination; and to take lawful action to secure its elimination; consistent with the efforts of the national organization and in conformity with the Articles of Incorporation of the Association, its Constitution and Bylaws and as directed by the National Board of Directors.


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