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. Kids perform poetry on NBC-4

    DC SCORES standout poets Uniyah, 10, and Cristian, 8, performed their Poetry Slam! poems on live TV during the Midday News.

    NBC Washington
  2. 20th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!

    A recap of the first night of the 20th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!.

    MIDCITY DC
  3. DC Kids Will Be On Center Stage for Poetry Slam

    H.D. Cooke performs for the camera to hype the 20th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!

    WUSA-9
  4. In D.C., a small step toward tackling U.S. youth soccer’s accessibility problem

    DC SCORES partner, nonprofit Open Goal Project, aims to find opportunities for lower-income and minority players.

    The Washington Post
  5. Screaming Eagles score big in D.C. | Beyond the Stands pres. by Wells Fargo

    The Screaming Eagles have been a power behind D.C. United since the dawn of MLS. But few know they’ve been just as powerful as a force for good in the D.C. Community by supporting DC SCORES.

    Major League Soccer
  6. DC SCORES x United Expressions: A great time for a great cause

    Executive Director, DC SCORES Bethany Rubin Henderson and two of their stellar poet-athletes DC Scores alums, A’dora Willis, Senior Suitland High School & Xavier Crowell, Hardy Middle School stopped by GMW to showcase their skills and talk about their United Expressions event.

    WJLA ABC-7