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The DuPage County Jr. ACT-SO Program is an extension of the DuPage County high school ACT-SO Program which is sponsored by the DuPage County NAACP. The Jr. ACT-SO Program provides a platform for 6th – 8th students to improve their social and team-building skills while building their analytical, problem-solving, presentation and STEM-related competencies. The program will also bring a greater understanding of social and business issues on a local and global level.
Students work in teams of 3-4 to identify a problem that falls into one of the following three categories: Environmental, Industrial and Societal. Each team produces a unified solution that provides them with the opportunity to enhance their STEM related skills.
The goal of Jr. ACT-SO is to provide an exciting educational experience for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students of African descent. It combines a stimulating STEM challenge with exploration of diverse academic areas to address a relevant societal, environmental or industrial problem.