Soccer and poetry is not a typical pair, but for America SCORES New York poet-athletes, the combination allows for creativity, self-expression and leadership opportunities on the field, in the classroom and the community.
We impact 340 students at 10 public schools in Harlem and Washington Heights through free, year-round after-school programming, consisting of:
Soccer – School soccer teams create a sense of belonging and an opportunity to be physically active 4-5 hours per week.
Literacy – At weekly writing workshops, our poet-athletes develop literacy skills, practice self-expression and produce original works of poetry.
Community – Regular soccer games, poetry slams and service projects celebrate student achievement and build community.
The result: SCORES students are stronger, smarter and happier.
We have a waitlist of public schools that desperately need innovative after-school enrichment – help us reach more students like Jalen and Karen!
Your donation has immediate impact:
$52 = full soccer kits for 2 poet-athletes
$100 = supplies for a team's community service project
$250 = soccer and writing supplies for 8 students
$1,000 = a year of SCORES for 1 student
$15,000 goal = all equipment and coach stipends at 1 school for a year