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. 



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.