News and Events

National Poetry SLAM!



  • The National Poetry SLAM! showcases the power of America SCORES to improve lives while celebrating the achievements of outstanding elementary school youth.
  • A red-carpet and star-studded event, the event celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016, giving over 150 students the opportunity to perform in New York City in the last decade.
  • Thousands of SCORES students take center stage at regional Poetry SLAM’s! for the opportunity to perform their original poetry on a national stage.
  • The SLAM! is attended by SCORES families, coaches and teachers from around the country, as well as representatives of top corporate, finance, and sports brands.
  • Since 2014, with the support of News Corp, the event has been live streamed online. 
  • Plans are being made for the National Poetry SLAM! to hit the road in 2018 and travel outside of New York City.

2017 Regional Events

Bay Area Poetry Slam! – Video
Chicago Red Carpet Poetry Slam! – Video
DC SCORES’ Our Words, Our City – Blog Recap
SCORES New York’s Poetry and Pancakes – Photos