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. Golazo with Carlos and Paul: Q&A with Bethany Henderson, CEO of DC SCORES and President of the America SCORES National Network

    Bethany Henderson, CEO of DC SCORES and President of the America SCORES National Network, discusses the evolution of DC SCORES under her leadership and her vision for the future of DC SCORES and the America SCORES network.

    Golazo with Carlos and Paul
  2. How America SCORES Changes Youths Through Soccer and Poetry

    Bethany Henderson, CEO of DC SCORES and President of America SCORES, and DeAndre Walters, a Morehouse College freshman, winner of poetry jams and a DC SCORES alumnus, speak with co-hosts Richard Levick and Dr. George T. French, Jr., President of Clark Atlanta University, about the importance of providing athletic and poetic outlets for young people and how the charity has powerfully impacted more than 130,000 young lives.

  3. Pandemic Slashed Sports For Low-income Youth

    Sports programs serving low-income communities have seen a big drop in youth participation because of the pandemic, according to a survey of youth sports nonprofits.

    Youth Today
  4. Tried and True x DC SCORES (w/D.C. United's Jason Levien)

    The Tried and True crew do a special collaboration with DC SCORES and Screaming Eagles to help raise money for young poet-athletes in D.C.

    Tried and True - the D.C. United Postgame Podcast!
  5. The Future of Youth Sports Part 3

    DC SCORES CEO, Bethany Henderson and DC SCORES alumni and Bancroft Elementary School coach, John Guzman discuss the importance of equitable access to sports to society at large.

  6. A conversation with Sean Hinkle, Chief Program Officer at DC SCORES

    DC SCORES Chief Program Officer, Sean Hinkle, joins Coach Carlos from Amidon-Bowen Elementary School on a special episode of the Golazo with Carlos and Paul podcast.

    Golazo with Carlos and Paul