The National Organization of Blacks In Government (BIG) sponsors a Training In Communications (TIC) program. This program aims to provide young people training in communication and leadership skills and practical experiences to develop those skills. The TIC program is comprised of two parts: a) Communications Academy, and b) Student Oratorical Contest. The TIC targets 9th – 12th Grade students to compete for scholarships and awards. The 2021 theme is: “Are the U.S. Constitution and its 27 Amendments Relevant Today, or Should They be Rewritten for Tomorrow?”
The TIC program enables BIG to make a positive contribution in the community, thus increasing the chapter’s visibility. It provides an excellent opportunity to share with others BIG’s mission and vision.
The Oratorical segment of the program concludes at BIG’s National Training Conference at the National Oratorical Competition. First place winners from Chapter Level with compete at the Regional Councils’ Oratorical Competition and First place winners will compete in the national competition. Students will receive awards (plaques and scholarships) for successfully preparing and presenting an original oration. The National Awards range from $1000 - 400.
The National Organization of Blacks In Government (BIG) also sponsors the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Student Competition. The official 2021 theme is: “Creativity Inspired by Science and Technology.“ This competition is designed to challenge the creative minds of high school students. The STEM competition invites students to create a superhuman character that came to Earth to restore unity, inclusiveness, and cooperation. Based on scientific research, students will develop their super character and write a story explaining how they got their superpowers.
It targets 9th - 12th Grade students to compete for scholarships and awards.
The STEM competition allows chapters and regional councils to make a positive contribution to their community, thus increasing visibility. It provides an avenue for chapter and regional council members to participate in a worthwhile effort and increase the chapter’s/council’s ability to recruit and retain members. The national awards range from $1000- $400.
Regional winners will be selected and submitted to the National Program and Planning Chair.
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