With the rise of obesity and asthma mixed with low reading scores children nationwide, they’re endanger of never reaching their full potential. Along with the elimination of after-school programs and non-profits, a service like America SCORES is doing its part in being addressing the needs of the children in 15 cities throughout the United States.
While some writers for a certain journal believe that Soccer is dying and ruining the United States, America SCORES is utilizing soccer to help the disenfranchised that the masses of our society often tends to treat as wallpaper.
Seen but not often heard, 85-90% of America SCORES participants live below the poverty line. The demographic breakdown of the children they’re serving are 50% are Hispanic, 34% African-American, 5% Caucasian, 5% Asian-American/Pacific Islander, 3% bi/multiracial and 3% identify as “other”.
On the 16th day of April, 30 (two from each city) will represent the 6,000 children America SCORES currently serve in the Sixth Annual National Poetry Slam. Their words and performances will be part of the Apollo Theater’s historic atmosphere.
Be part of the America SCORES celebration as the organization honors the achievements of their students with this majestic event! Hosted by United States Men’s National Team legend John Harkes and musical performance by Psalm One, this is one night you wouldn’t want to miss!
The only thing that isn’t being downsized nationwide is the need for donations & volunteers. So if you’re able to help America SCORES in New York or in any of their 15 sites, please do so. To learn more about America SCORES, please go to:http://www.americascores.org
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[togglebox state="closed" head="ABOUT AMERICA SCORES" ]A national nonprofit organization, America SCORES partners with public schools in low-income communities to provide a high quality, award-winning afterschool program to elementary and middle school youth. Integrating soccer, poetry and service-learning, our innovative approach improves at-risk students’ health, academic achievement and civic engagement by focusing on teamwork, creativity, literacy, school engagement and leadership. Our mission is to inspire urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.[/togglebox]