Computer Science Professional or Graduate Needed To Mentor High School Student

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DuPage County ACT-SO

Computer Science Professional or College Graduate Needed To Mentor High School Student

This person will work with one high school student two or more times a month to help him/her prepare a computer science project for the competition that will be held at College of DuPage.

The volunteer and parent will coordinate a location and time to meet for these mentoring sessions.

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About DuPage County ACT-SO



Mission Statement

The mission of the DuPage County ACT-SO program is to nurture excellence and provide positive reinforcement to African American junior high and high school students. We will partner with the community to raise cultural awareness, showcase talents, academic achievements and entrepreneurial skills, as well as develop leaders and provide life enrichment opportunities without regard to educational or economic status.


ACT-SO is an acronym for Afro- Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. ACT-SO, the "Olympics of the Mind," is a nation-wide program sponsored by the NAACP that encourages high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.

The yearlong local program features leadership development sessions, mentoring, college readiness and service activities. The DuPage County ACT-SO program culminates with an academic competition and Awards Banquet in March where students present projects and performances developed under the guidance of mentors. There are 32 categories of competition in the Sciences, Humanities, Business, Performing and Visual Arts. The local gold medalists then compete against winners from other cities at the National ACT-SO finals held in July.


Sat Sep 21, 2019 - Sat Feb 15, 2020


College of DuPage425 FawellGlen Ellyn, IL 60137



  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Research
  • Tutoring
  • Analytics




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-6 hours each month; now through March 18

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