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The National Organization of Blacks In Government (BIG) sponsors a Training In Communications (TIC) program. The purpose of this program is to provide young people training in communication and leadership skills, and practical experiences to develop those skills. The TIC Program is composed 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 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 are: 1) First Place – Plaque and $1000, 2) Second Place – Plaque and $600, and 3) Third Place – Plaque and $400.

Regional winners will be selected before July 1, 2016 and submitted to the National Program and Planning Chair no later than that date.




The National Organization of Blacks In Government (BIG) also sponsors the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-Student Competition (STEM-SC), which was formerly the Information Superhighway Student Competition (ISSC). The official theme is: "Exploring the Capability of Robotics Engineering."The competition provides high school students with the chance to develop computer skills and demonstrate their expertise and creativity using the computer technology. It targets 9th - 12th Grade students to compete for scholarships and awards.

The computer competition allows chapters and regional councils to make a positive contribution in their community, thus increasing visibility. This provides an avenue for chapter and regional council members to participate in a worthwhile and increasing the chapter's/council's ability to recruit and retain members.

The computer competition will occur at the BIG National Training Institute. First place winners from the chapter competitions compete at the regional level. Regional Councils' computer competition winners compete in the national contest. The national awards are: (a) First Place - Plaque and $1000, (b) Second Place - Plaque and $600, and (c) Third Place - Plaque and $400.

Regional winners will be selected before July 1, 2017 and submitted to the National Program and Planning Chair no later than that date. 

Select the blue button on the right to download the application and submit the Program & Education Chair.  Your application will be forwarded to a chapter to sponsor you in to the program.




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