Impact

DC SCORES Works

83out of100 kids

After a 12-week DC SCORES season, 83% of participants improved their aerobic capacity.

99out of100 kids

After a 12-week DC SCORES season, 99% of participants were confident they would graduate high school.

96out of100 kids

After a year of DC SCORES, 96% of participants discovered something they’re good at.

The ability to have one-on-one conversations with students about not just school, but about soccer and personal lives has impacted me greatly.

DC SCORES coach

My daughter has built a great amount of confidence sharing her ideas in class. She was always very smart with lots of ideas but was very shy. Thank you DC SCORES!

DC SCORES parent


Awards

During the 2017-18 season, DC SCORES has received the following recognition:
  • Executive Director Bethany Rubin Henderson was named an Executive Director of the Year by the Washington Business Journal.

  • DC SCORES was listed as a top-rated nonprofit by GreatNonprofits.

  • Longtime DC SCORES coach Mark “Popsie” Lewis received the 2017 Scottish Rite Community Service Award for his incredible commitment to DC youth.


Press Coverage

  1. DC SCORES providing public soccer leagues and programs for DC students

    Kal and Jessica talk about their trip to Russia representing the USA at the Street Child World Cup.

    Fox 5 DC
  2. Soccer in America: why aren't more black kids playing the world's game?

    Guardian reporter Les Carpenter came to the DC SCORES Alumni Tournament and interviewed participants and coaches about an issue we’ve addressed since 1994.

    The Guardian
  3. BETHANY RUBIN HENDERSON: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DC SCORES

    Bethany Rubin Henderson, a nationally recognized social entrepreneur; Echoing Green Fellow; and recent White House Fellow, became DC SCORES Executive Director in 2014. Bethany’s career has spanned the social, for-profit, and government sectors.

    The Native Society
  4. I am the DMV

    Every issue of the street newspaper features a DC SCORES poem!

    Street Sense Media
  5. D.C. students travel to Moscow to compete in 2018 Street Child World Cup

    Amy Aubert of ABC captured a special moment as we sent off nine DC SCORES alumnae on the experience of a lifetime as the team representing the USA at the Street Child World Cup in Moscow, Russia.

    ABC-WJLA
  6. Young DC-area woman publishes children’s book to spread messages of positivity

    DC SCORES alumna A’dora Willis published a book aimed at inspiring today’s youth. The former poet-athlete also continues to inspire as a guest poet at DC SCORES events.

    Street Sense