ACT-SO Youth Program

Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics of the Mind (ACT-SO) is a program more than 30 years old, founded by renowned author, journalist and humanitarian, the late Vernon Jarrett. This local program provides African-American students in the Riverside area, grades 9-12, the opportunity to explore and challenge their interest and talent in five categories: Science, Humanities, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Business.The students experience an intensive, academic enrichment program that provides individual mentors and enrichment activities.