WISH LIST: $100: soccer equipment and writing supplies for 1 student; $1000: DC SCORES program for 1 elementary school student for a year; $2000: all programming for middle school student for 1 year
DC SCORES combines soccer, writing, and service learning in an integrated, one-of-a-kind, after-school program that reaches over 1,450 kids each year at 42 elementary and middle schools. Teamwork, leadership, and commitment are the common denominators, and the goal is to inspire in young people the desire to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and become agents of change in their communities. The program uses a complementary combination of physical activity (soccer, including participation in the only citywide soccer league) and classroom work (creative writing and journalism) to address a range of serious issues from obesity to literacy. The Power of Poetry teaches students how to write, analyze, and perform, while Writing for the Community combines writing with speaking out on community issues like homelessness and safety. Year-round soccer is paired with the Power of Choice, a hands-on nutrition and health curriculum. Operating five days a week in the critical after-school hours (participation in all activities is mandatory), DC SCORES steps in where others have stepped out. You can join the winning team.
1224 M Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
202-393-6999 ext 304