In The News
- USA Today and the Gannett Foundation awarded us a national project grant for regional poetry slams USA Today
- Nine alumni from DC traveled to to Russia in May 2018 for the Street Child World Cup.
- Featured in top publications, including The Washington Post, The Guardian, and HuffPost.
- Partnered with many MLS teams and individual ambassadors like Heather O'Reilly and Lamar Neagle.
- National Spokesperson Briana Scurry featured in Sports Illustrated in 2014 with SCORES poet-athletes.
- Poet-athletes joined President and First Lady Obama for Let’s Move! at the White House from 2012 to 2016.
- National board of directors and staff rang the New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell from 2010 to 2014.
- Ten-year ASCAP Songwriter Residency has resulted in seven volumes of original music and press coverage.
Awards & Recognitions
- Winner, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award, 2022
- Winner, Sports Business Journal Celebration of Service Award, 2022
- Finalist, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award, 2019
- Honoree, President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Community Leadership Award, 2019
- Honoree, Library of Congress Literacy Awards, 2018
- Shortlist, Beyond Sports Awards, 2016
- Nominee, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Children's Wellbeing Pioneer, 2016
- Honoree, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Beating the Odds Summit at the White House, 2015 & 2016
- Member, U.S. Soccer Diversity Task Force, 2015
- Participant, American Express Leadership Academy, 2014
- Winner, President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities' Coming Up Taller Award, 2008
National Poetry SLAM!
- Showcased the original poetry of over 150 poet-athletes in New York City from 2007-2016.
- Featured on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, NBC Sports' The Men in Blazers Show, and on local ABC and NBC affiliates.
- Streamed live online nationwide from 2014-2016 with the support of News Corp.
The National Poetry SLAM! highlighted 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 SLAM! gave over 150 students the opportunity to perform in New York City from 2007-2016. SCORES families, coaches and teachers from around the country, attended the events, as well as representatives of top brands, ranging from finance to sports.
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