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National Poetry SLAM!
Please join us!
8th Annual Poetry SLAM!
Monday, April 7, 2014 in NYC
A red-carpet and star-studded event in New York City, the National Poetry SLAM! occurs each spring at venues such as HBO Studios, Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater and the New York Stock Exchange. Thousands of SCORES students take center stage at regional Poetry SLAMs! for the opportunity to perform on a national stage — only 28 get the chance. The National SLAM! showcases SCORES students and also honors a well-known figure who embodies our mission in his or her life work. The National SLAM! is a fundraiser and is attended by representatives of top corporations, soccer stars, successful writers and SCORES families and teachers. In 2014, there will be a live webcast so that the entire America SCORES network can be a part of this inspiring event.
Get involved: Volunteer on the Poetry Slam! committee or become a sponsor. Contact Kimberly Rusnak at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-526-9989. Sponsorship benefits are detailed in the Sponsorship Packet.
Tickets: Check the website on February 1st to buy your ticket
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Meet a pair of Poet-Athletes
Luis Garcia and Angelika De Castro will represent America SCORES Bay Area in this year’s SLAM!
- Luis‘s poem “Mi Nicaragua” draws inspiration from his immigration experiences in third grade. From not knowing English, to becoming a well established poet-athlete in the Bay Area, shows his hard work and dedication to education. Aside from excelling at poetry, you can find Luis, a.k.a. Lobo (wolf), exhibiting his talents on the soccer field where his display of commitment, leadership, sportsmanship, and teamwork are infections and admirable.
- Angelika is a third grade poetry superstar! One of her favorite memories is coming to America from the Philippines with her big and loving family. You can see her family’s support translate into the classroom where Angelika supports her classmates with their homework. She enjoys soccer, basketball, football, and loves poetry because she gets to share her poems to everyone!
THANK YOU 2013 SPONSORS!
As our biggest fundraising event of the year, corporate and individual support enables America SCORES to commit more resources directly toward delivering our proven curriculum to students in need. A staple event for many top executives in the tri-state area, The National Poetry SLAM! attracts a wide array of individual and corporate supporters committed to the development of our youth in under-served communities nationwide.