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National Poetry SLAM!

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Thank you for celebrating 10 years!


See the 2016 SLAM! photos


Watch the 2016 SLAM!



  • A red-carpet and star-studded event in New York City, the National Poetry SLAM! occurs each spring at venues as diverse as Harlem’s Apollo Theater and the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Thousands of SCORES students take center stage at regional Poetry SLAM’s! for the opportunity to perform their original poetry on a national stage—only 14 will get the chance in 2016.
  • The event showcases the power of America SCORES to improve lives while celebrating the achievements of these outstanding elementary school youth.
  • 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.