Inspire DC Youth Through Soccer, Poetry & Service

Nov 30, 2010

DC SCORES Fall Update

Middle school boys playing soccer
Middle school boys playing soccer

DC SCORES' 16th fall season has been a great success so far!  This school year, we’re serving close to 800 students in 25 elementary and middle schools across the District.  More students in more schools than ever before have excelled in the classroom and on the soccer field.  Some of this fall’s highlights include:

  • Our Fall Frenzy celebration at Kelly Miller Middle School brought out hundreds of parents and volunteers for a day of soccer and fun activities including face painting, arts and crafts, and a book giveaway made possible by a grant from First Book.  Read about one coach's experience on our blog.
  • Two days a week, our students have been participating in our 12-week Power of Poetry curriculum where they learn about and write various forms of poetry, perform their poems in front of their team, and prepare for the annual Poetry Slam! competition on December 1 and 2
  • Our students have also participated in our soccer and health curriculum two days a week with Thursdays and Fridays reserved for game days through our city-wide soccer leagues.  Our middle school league’s season ended last Tuesday with the Capital Cup Championship games played under the lights at Bell Multicultural High School.

As you can see, we provide a unique and dynamic after-school experience.  Public schools throughout the country and especially in the District are getting a lot of media attention.  We believe programs that begin after the bell rings can also bring about transformational change in students.  DC SCORES’ innovative learning environment connects and motivates young people in ways the formal school day cannot yet provide.

Our vision is to provide DC SCORES for all youth and schools in Washington, DC in need of a free, engaging after-school program.  All DC public school students DESERVE to be on a team, DESERVE to be heard through their writing and spoken word, and DESERVE to be valued as committed community members.  Your support has allowed us to begin this year without making cuts to programming.  To sustain our current program and to achieve our vision, we need you on our team.  By donating to DC SCORES, you display the type of teamwork, leadership, and commitment we cultivate in our students.

Writing poetry
Writing poetry
Writing a song with The Great Unknown
Writing a song with The Great Unknown
Playing a soccer skills game
Playing a soccer skills game



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