Since 1994 they've worked with over 8,000 local kids at 50 sites about the city, with 1,800 participating this year alone!
Their goal is to raise $20,000 -- and a $5,000 prize for most raised -- equipping over 700 kids with the essentials to play soccer, write poetry and experience TLC.
You can donate here! And here are a few suggestion donations:
$51: Teamwork gives a full soccer uniform for a boy and a girl; ask a friend to do the same!Here's more about DC SCORES:
$121: Leadership provides writing supplies for a school’s entire team of 32 poet-athletes.
$28: Commitment equips a kid for success with a soccer uniform, poetry journal and pencil.
DC SCORES has a team-based approach for providing youth with the arts, athletics, and academics that will engage and enrich their lives. DC SCORES builds teams through after-school programs for 1,800 low-income DC youth at 50 sites by instilling self- expression, physical fitness, and a sense of community. DC SCORES accomplishes this in an innovative model combining poetry and spoken word, soccer, and service-learning year-round. We have worked with over 8,000 students since our founding in 1994 and we aim to serve EVERY child in the District deserving of a team who does not have one.Their Facebook has more info on today, too.
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