About Scholastic Motivation Ministries

Scholastic Motivation Ministries intentionally empowers youth and young adults of our great church to excel academically, professionally and spiritually. With a strong national, jurisdiction and district presence, SMM is on the move for God.   Our mission is to equip and prepare youth to excel academically and develop professionally, to successfully and positively impact their faith, family and future.

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Programs and Ministries

Below is a list of all of the ministries offered by the International Scholastic Motivation Ministry.  You can access the program that interest you from our Programs and Ministry page.   Feel free to choose any program of interest, if you have additional questions you can contact that ministry coordinator directly.

Spelling Bee

Our Spelling Bee is open to all youth ages 6 to 18 years of age who are in the 1st grade thru 12th grade


Students with a strong background in mathematics are encouraged to participate.

Political & Justice Education

To develop a controlled municipal government environment for true to life political exercises

Oratorical Competition

The Oratorical Competition gives participants an opportunity to develop leadership skills

Dr. Glenda Goodson International Creative Writing Festival

To help youth and young adults who aspire in writing careers discover their potential.

Helen Givens Memorial International Bible Bowl

The Bible Bowl is a competition between teams, over their knowledge a pre-determined section of the Bible.

International Robotics Competition

Robotics is a multi-disciplinary tool that is being increasingly used worldwide in educational programs to motivate …

Ladies Workshop

Our objective is to heighten the level of spirituality and self-appreciation in COGIC young ladies …

LaBarbara Whitehead Talent Hour

Interested in Singing, Dancing, Spoken Word, Reciting a Poem, maybe Liturgical Praise?

International Technology Forum

The purpose of our Computer Workshop is to acquaint our youth with current hardware, and software operation

Gentlemen's Workshop

Our objective is to heighten the level of spirituality and self-appreciation in COGIC young men

Holy Millionaires Competition and Financial District

To provide a multi-day long exercise in a structured environment, allowing youth to engage in true to life financial transactions.

International Gospel Play

Interested in Entertainment, Performing On-Stage, Acting

Success Talks

The target group for this category is senior high school and college students.