What we could accomplish with greater resources:

ACT-SO is a community-based program that provides multiple opportunities for involvement. Community members may Volunteer as: Committee Members, mentors, sponsors, organizers, workshop speakers, educational partners, etc. The program receives support from schools, local businesses, community organizations, churches, foundations, and individuals.

In-kind Services and Gifts:
  • Printing of ACT-SO promotional materials, stationery, certificates
  • Equipment (DVD players, monitors, cameras, computers)
  • Access to technical facilities for science and visual arts students
  • Orientation receptions for recruiting coaches, judges and other sponsors
Career Development for ACT-SO participants:
  • Summer internships
  • Student symposiums on: college selection, application procedures and securing financial assistance; writing resumes and interviewing; developing confidence, professionalism and other business skills
Volunteers to assist with:
  • Saturday Enrichment Workshops – Coaching and mentoring the students
  • Outreach – “Adopt-a-School” recruiting of students from Chattanooga high schools
  • Judging – Recruiting and judging of student projects (by qualified professionals with appropriate experience and/or educational background)
  • Competition – Setup, registration, category facilitators, lunch coordination and other activities
  • Awards Ceremony – Event Coordination and planning and general production activities
  • Media – Collaboration throughout the program year to expand student outreach, community involvement and public awareness