SCORES is a Youth Development Hat Trick

Program Overview




Being part of a year-round soccer team gives kids a sense of belonging and provides them abundant opportunities to be physically active and socially engaged.  Poet-athletes proudly sport their SCORES jerseys and represent their schools on weekly game days. Soccer practices integrate nutrition, skill development, sportsmanship, and teamwork.  



Teamwork underscores all SCORES programs. It’s the glue. Teamwork on the field translates to success in the classroom and measurable impact in the community. 



During the Fall season, SCORES teams meet with their writing coaches for writing workshops. Students unleash their voices, sharing personal stories, creating original works of poetry, and learning new, creative means to express themselves. 


Where I’m From

By Alexis Orozco | Paul Revere Elementary

I am from the Mexican culture.

I am from the sweet corn tamales.

I am from the sweet papayas. 

I am from all the Mexican smells.

I am from dancing puppets.

I am from fresh cut peaches. 

I am from red, white, and green.

I am from Paul Revere. 

I am from a black and white ball.

Alexis Orozco

Alexis Orozco


By Sandra Mendoza | Junipero Serra Elementary

Love is the feeling inside your heart.

When you are around your family or friends.

It is like biting into a sweet strawberry

Love is all on your heart

Your heart is what keeps you flowing in the day.

Having someone to love

Is important

So you will have someone to count on

When you are having a problem

Sandra Mendoza

Sandra Mendoza

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Come Spring, SCORES poet-athletes become agents of change in their own communities, diving into research around local needs and identifying a challenge to address through community service as a team. It’s pure service learning, with students leading every step of the way.



SCORES is a robust community of vibrant, optimistic children and engaged, caring adults.  Our student-athletes receive the transformative opportunities and support that might otherwise be unaccessible to them. In turn, they energetically give back to their communities in creative and meaningful ways through a semester-long service learning program. Check out some of the recent issues tackled by SCORES teams on the Instagram feed below. 

See More Service-Learning projects on Instagram: #SCORESAMPLIFY