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 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. Around Town: DC SCORES Poetry Slam!

    Washingtonian covered the second night of the 20th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!

    Washington Life
  2. Kids perform poetry on NBC-4

    DC SCORES standout poets Uniyah, 10, and Cristian, 8, performed their Poetry Slam! poems on live TV during the Midday News.

    NBC Washington
  3. 20th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!

    A recap of the first night of the 20th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!.

  4. DC Kids Will Be On Center Stage for Poetry Slam

    H.D. Cooke performs for the camera to hype the 20th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!


    A profile of DC SCORES

    Voices for Healthy Kids Action Center
  6. In D.C., a small step toward tackling U.S. youth soccer’s accessibility problem

    DC SCORES partner, nonprofit Open Goal Project, aims to find opportunities for lower-income and minority players.

    The Washington Post