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. U.S. Soccer Foundation's Got A Brand-New Pitch

    Mark Wright from The Undefeated got to speak with DC SCORES participants about how excited they are about the new U.S. Soccer Foundation mini-pitch in Petworth.

    The Undefeated
  2. New D.C. Area Mini-Pitch Unveiled to Support Increased Access to Youth Soccer Programming

    DC SCORES participants attended the unveiling of the new U.S. Soccer Foundation mini-pitch in Petworth.

    U.S. Soccer Foundation
  3. Free Camps Help Level Playing Field for Future US Soccer Stars

    DC SCORES poet-athletes and staff talk about leveling the playing field by offering free high-quality soccer camps to disadvantaged children.

    Voice of America
  4. D.C. United: The ultimate guide to Audi Field

    Charity Blackwell, Director of Writing for DC SCORES, memorialized the ribbon cutting ceremony of Audi Field with an original poem.

    The Washington Times
  5. D.C. Girls Represent America In Street Child World Cup in Moscow

    Nine teenage girls from D.C. represented the United States at another international soccer competition — the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia.

    The Afro-American
  6. Council honors DC youth soccer team that represented U.S. at Street Child World Cup

    The DC Council honored nine DC SCORES alumnae for their participation in the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia.

    The DC Line