NJ State Conference of the NAACP ACT-SO Program – Humanities & Performance Arts
Mikayla Griffin is a seventeen-year-old junior who currently attends Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts. She is concentrating on Television and Film and has an interest in writing and photography.
Mikayla won a silver medal in Poetry Performance and a silver medal in Poetry Written at the 2019 ACT-SO NJ State competition as well as received an honorable mention in 2018 for her performance in poetry and written poetry. Outside of ACT-SO Mikayla has performed at other venues.
Mikayla joined ACT-SO her freshman year of high school and continues to be a member of ACTSO. She has been writing poetry since the sixth grade. Through ACT-SO she has been given multiple opportunities, which include performing at the 2018 Oranges/Maplewood NAACP Freedom Fund Gala, and interning with her city’s mayor. She plans to use her art as a form of storytelling and self-expression while also using it as a way to share her political point of view and also as an inspiration to others.