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 2019-20 season, DC SCORES has received the following recognition:

Press Coverage

  1. Washington Spirit to play for DC SCORES in the 2020 Verizon Community Shield

    The Washington Spirit is proud to announce that the club will be playing for DC SCORES during the Verizon Community Shield competition. The Verizon Community Shield is a partnership between the National Women’s Soccer League and Verizon, where each of the NWSL’s nine clubs will partner with small businesses or programs in their community.

    Washington Spirit
  2. CSR Soccer Balls and Poetry w DC Scores and Host Richard Levick

    Bethany Henderson, CEO of DC SCORES and Network President of America SCORES, Ben-James Brown a board member and VP with Wells Fargo Bank and DeAndre Walters a DC SCORES alumni and incoming freshman at Morehouse College tell powerful, moving stories, read poetry and talk about how to make a lasting difference in communities.

    In House Warrior Podcast
  3. D.C. United players, staff paint ‘I Can’t Breathe’ and ‘BLM’ on Audi Field grass

    D.C. United players and staff members paint “I Can’t Breathe” alongside DC SCORES coaches from Amidon-Bowen Elementary School to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

    The Washington Post
  4. Sound On: Rep. Max Rose, DC SCORES, COVID Hot Spots (Podcast)

    Bloomberg Chief Washington Correspondent Kevin Cirilli talks with Bethany Rubin Henderson to talk about how DC SCORES and America SCORES has adapted to keep on serving kids during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. In the era of COVID-19, access to youth sports hangs in the balance

    DC SCORES CEO, Bethany Rubin Henderson, talks about how the pandemic’s fallout could further penalize kids already hurt by school budget cuts.

    The Undefeated
  6. DC poet-athletes prepare to unleash creativity in virtual poetry showcase, despite coronavirus crisis

    WTOP’s Dave Johnson interviews DC SCORES Director of Creative Arts and Education, Charity Blackwell, to discuss Our Words Our City LIVE.

    WTOP News