Poets. Athletes. Leaders.


Innovative, Whole-Child Youth Development Program

America SCORES is changing the game for low-income youth


Since 2001, SCORES has been delivering joyful learning opportunities to Bay Area children, giving students the support, skills, and confidence to meet new challenges and chart their own futures.

Our Mission: America SCORES empowers its “poet-athletes” to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged and collaborative students and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.

America SCORES delivers free after school youth development programs that combines soccer, poetry and service learning. We have programs in San Francisco, Oakland, Daly City, San Rafael, Hayward, and Redwood City. And we are looking to expand!



Core Program Elements

Joy Today. Hope Tomorrow.


The world's most fluid, beautiful game is at the heart of SCORES. Teamwork is at the core. 



Unleash the voice! Creative expression, word play, and public speaking allow students to discover their individual, entirely distinct voices, all while building critical literacy skills and self confidence.


Service Learning

SCORES students learn how to make a positive, impactful contribution to their communities through a semester long service-learning curricula.   


America SCORES has been named a 2019 RWJF Sports Award Finalist, one of only 12 in the country. This award recognizes professional teams, individuals and organizations that strengthen and serve communities through sport. Read the full press release HERE! America SCORES is named a 2019 Presidents Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Community Leader. This honor was given to only 31 organizations or individuals. America SCORES is also 1 of 15 organizations to be recognized as a “Best Practice Honoree” from the Library of Congress for the unique literacy and poetry program.


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Thank you Volkswagen for endorsing AmericaSCORES during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Together we drive bigger.

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