Kicker! Magazine

The official by-kids, for-kids magazine of America SCORES, featuring student poetry, program stories, guest interviews, games and more! Each year, America SCORES publishes the work of our poet-athletes across the country in Kicker! magazine. We spotlight work by outstanding teams, volunteers, and staff, invite friends of the program to contribute, and update the SCORES community about our work over the past year.

Kicker! 2021

America SCORES is proud to release the newest issue of Kicker! magazine featuring a brand new design! Celebrating the original poetry of SCORES poet-athletes from 11 program sites in the U.S. and Canada, this year’s issue reflects a selection from over 12,000 public school students who have written over 43,000 original poems in the past school year.

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This year's edition features a letter from D.C. Youth Poet Laureate, Marjan Naderi, an interview with Chicago spoken word artist Jonathan Mendoza, a feature with US Men's National Team midfielder Tyler Adams, and spotlights on students, coaches, and teams as they navigated the challenges of online learning and racial unrest over the past year.

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