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About America SCORES New York
Soccer and poetry is not a typical pair, but for America SCORES New York poet-athletes, the combination allows for creativity, self-expression and leadership opportunities on the field, in the classroom and the community.
We impact over 600 students at 15 public schools in Harlem and Washington Heights through free, year-round after-school programming. We aim to inspire them to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students, and have the courage to make a difference in the world through:
Soccer – School soccer teams create a sense of belonging and an opportunity to be physically active 4-5 hours per week.
Literacy – At weekly writing workshops, our poet-athletes develop literacy skills, practice self-expression and produce original works of poetry.
Community – Regular soccer games, poetry slams and service projects celebrate student achievement and build community.
The result: SCORES students are stronger, smarter, and happier.
We have a waitlist of public schools that desperately need innovative after-school enrichment – help us reach more students like Jeremy!
For all information regarding America Scores NY, please visit their website at