DC SCORES Works
After a 12-week DC SCORES season, 83% of participants improved their aerobic capacity.
After a 12-week DC SCORES season, 99% of participants were confident they would graduate high school.
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
During the 2017-18 season, DC SCORES has received the following recognition:
- Executive Director Bethany Rubin Henderson was named an EXCEL Award winner (Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership) by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement.
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
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
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
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
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
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