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.


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


During the 2016-17 season, DC SCORES has received the following recognition:
  • DC SCORES was named the winner of the distinguished Center for Nonprofit Advancement Board Leadership Award.

  • DC SCORES was selected for inclusion in the 2017-18 Catalogue for Philanthropy as “one of the best small charities in the Greater Washington region.”

  • DC SCORES was named the winner of the prestigious Center for Nonprofit Advancement AIM for Excellence Award

  • DC SCORES coach Chrystal Puryear was named a Ward 7 Woman of Excellence for her contributions including leading the Thomas Elementary School team.

  • DC SCORES coach Gerson Quinteros of Capital City Public Charter School won a national award from the Positive Coaching Alliance.

  • DC SCORES poet-athlete Leron B. won the Outstanding Student Award at the 31st Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards.

Press Coverage

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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  3. Podcast: Executive Director Bethany Henderson talks fundraising and partnerships Through the Noise (podcast)
  4. DC SCORES revolves around teamwork - in soccer and in the community Catalogue for Philanthropy
  5. DC Poetry Slam Showcases Young Talent NBC Washington
  6. DC SCORES kids scores through soccer, poetry, and more Wells Fargo Stories