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 2018-19 season, DC SCORES has received the following recognition:

Press Coverage

  1. Joanna Lohman announced as ambassador for DC SCORES

    Washington Spirit midfielder Joanna Lohman has been announced as one of the official ambassadors for DC SCORES, an afterschool youth development program which integrates soccer, spoken-word poetry, and service-learning to set up students for success on the pitch and in society.

    Washington Spirit
  2. How one woman is taking an after-school program to the big leagues

    DC SCORES Executive Director, Bethany Rubin Henderson, has expanded a program with an unusual blend of offerings – soccer, poetry, and service, as well as partnered with soccer franchise D.C. United.

    The Christian Science Monitor
  3. Carlos Vives y el D.C. United se unen por una buena causa

    Grammy-winning Colombian artist, Carlos Vives, donated two “callejeras” or “goal-chairs” to DC SCORES at a special event at the Inter-American Development Bank alongside D.C. United players and poet-athletes from Bancroft Elementary School.

    Telemundo
  4. When Soccer and Poetry Meet, Kids Succeed: Q & A with DC SCORES

    DC SCORES Director of Writing, Charity Blackwell, and Director of Individual Gifts & Corporate Partnerships, Tony Francavilla, sat down with the Planet Word Muesuem to talk about how soccer and poetry work together in our programming.

    Planet Word
  5. 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
  6. 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