Inspire DC Youth Through Soccer, Poetry & Service

by DC SCORES

Summary

DC SCORES builds teams through after-school programs for over 1,500 low-income DC youth at 47 schools by instilling self-expression, physical fitness, and a sense of community.
$25,000
total goal
$14,054
remaining
181
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Our schools are located in some of the city's most under-resourced neighborhoods and over 80% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. Faced with declining test scores in reading and writing and skyrocketing childhood obesity rates, we provide students with an enriching and fun after-school program where they can succeed both on and off the field.

Solution

For people who believe in a well-rounded childhood, DC SCORES is the quality, team-based approach providing youth with the arts, athletics, and academics that will engage, enrich, and improve their lives. DC SCORES builds teams through after-school programs for over 1,500 low-income DC youth at 47 schools by instilling self-expression, physical fitness and a sense of community. DC SCORES accomplishes this in an innovative model combining poetry and spoken word, soccer and service-learning year.

Long-Term Impact

Our holistic after-school program helps DC SCORES students improve their fitness levels by playing soccer; develop their literacy skills and capacity for self-expression by writing poetry; and establish deep community connections through service projects; all while developing closer bonds with teachers and peers. Our program follows a school-based model for after-school programming by hiring and training teachers (called our "SCORE Corps" coaches) from each school.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

DC SCORES

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.DCSCORES.org
DC SCORES
Project Leader:
Amy Nakamoto
anakamoto@americascores.org
Washington, DC United States

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