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“Poetry Is My Foundation”: How Alumna Zarea Boyde Found Her Voice, and Her Power, Through DC SCORES

Boyde recently joined the DC SCORES staff as a Program Coordinator focused on poetry. Zarea Boyde can pinpoint the exact moment she knew she...

Almost Thirty Years After DC SCORES Was Founded at Her School, Alumna Laisha T. Dougherty Shares How Program Inspired Public Service Career

Laisha Dougherty was one of the first poet-athletes to participate in DC SCORES at its founding school, Marie Reed Elementary School. Laisha T. Dougherty...

After Two Years of Virtual Competitions, In-Person Poetry Slams Return For DC SCORES Poet-Athletes

Thousands of poet-athletes from more than 40 DC public schools competed in the first slams to be held in person since 2019. Photo: Rafael...

“We’re A Good Mix”: Brothers José and Ronald Granados Make DC SCORES a Family Affair

José (left) and Ronald (right) Granados work together on site management, equipment administration, and elementary school coaching at DC SCORES. In the close-knit community...

Coach Fabiana Duarte Explains How Diversity, Determination, and DC SCORES is Paying Off for District Kids

Coach Duarte and her colleagues have built an inclusive DC SCORES team where students learn that, if they work hard for each other, they...

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