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Today HARRISBURG ACT-SO is under-funded and operated entirely by volunteers. In the first instance, the program requires money to run simply as it does today. Beyond this need, additional funds would permit the employment of a full time professional staff, which would improve every aspect of HARRISBURG ACT-SO. Specifically, each high school in the Greater Harrisburg Area could be monitored and recruitment of coaches and judges could be enhanced. Additionally, the organization might be in a position to provide other services, such as scholarship guidance and job referral for participants. America’s competitiveness and economic stability in the 21st century depend upon improving the quality of education and employment potential of every sector of our population; Harrisburg cannot afford to throw away another generation of African-American youth. Money invested in ACT-SO does triple duty by:
(i) positively influencing the lives of its participants;
(ii) “changing the culture” of the communities from which those participants come; and
(iii) enhancing the quality of Harrisburg’s 21st century potential workforce. ACT-SO operates under the administrative aegis of the NAACP, which serves as the fiscal conduit to the local ACT-SO programs but does not provide funding. However, it provides technical assistance and program guidelines; and, hosts the national “Olympics of the Mind” competition at the annual NAACP National Convention. While HARRISBURG ACT-SO does great work with its present resources, it could do even more with your help. All contributions should be made payable to, and mailed to: the Greater Harrisburg Area NAACP ACTSO, P.O. Box 1529 Harrisburg, Pa. 17109
How you can help HARRISBURG ACT-SO?
- By contributing funds to support HARRISBURG ACT-SO’s operating expenses
- By including HARRISBURG ACT-SO in your corporate giving program
- By providing in-kind support
- By providing additional prizes for Academic Competition winners
- By providing job and internship opportunities to current students and alumni
- By becoming a volunteer student recruiter, coach or judge
- By donating your professional skills (i.e. graphic design, printing, etc.)
- By suggesting others who might be able to assist us
How can HARRISBURG ACT-SO help you?
HARRISBURG ACT-SO endeavors to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with corporate and other sponsors tailored to their philanthropic concerns. By its nature, HARRISBURG ACT-SO provides the opportunity for significant personal involvement by sponsors and donors. In addition t o providing funds and in-kind gifts, a corporate sponsor could, for instance, recruit coaches and volunteers from among its workforce. We also welcome the opportunity to expose our students to sponsors’ enterprises through internships, field trips or other means.And, for HARRISBURG ACT-SO donors and supporters who appreciate favorable publicity and visibility, there are sponsorship opportunities available especially with the Olympics-style Academic Competition and the Annual Awards Ceremony.