I served as an employee and now a volunteer, and I can't say enough great things about DC SCORES. As an employer, this org is the definition of work hard, play hard(er). There's organized "staff fun" events like baseball games, picnics, and team building before every staff meeting. As a youth-serving nonprofit, DC SCORES is as good as it gets. With a community-centric attitude, staff, teachers, students, and parents work together under the values of teamwork, leadership, and commitment to build teams and solve problems in all 8 DC wards. Jump on any opportunity you get to join this amazing organization in any capacity!
It's amazing to see gown DC SCORES helps DC Public School students develop soft skills and see the importance of being in a team through sports and creative writing. Fall Frenzy and Jamboree are the best places to see this!
DC Scores is a terrific program. It combines the team experience provided by the soccer teams, with self expression and community service. This is an amazing combination and it provides kids in need with growing experiences that many of us took for granted when we were young, or we take for granted for our own children. The most stunning aspect of all this is that, but for DC Scores, these kids would have no after school programs and would be on the street or on a couch, alone, in front of a TV. As a math teacher and a soccer coach, as much as I think what happens in the math classroom is important, it is what happens on the soccer team that grows kids, gives them leadership skills and teaches them the important life lessons about themselves, being part of a group effort and being part of a community. That is invaluable. That is what DC Scores provides.
The self-expression part of the program, which really grabs the kids' imagination and creativity, allows them to recognize, process and express many of the complicated emotions and feelings that they have about themselves and the world around them. Again, for many of them, without DC Scores, they would not have such an outlet.
DC Scores is the best thing that has happened to the kids in need in Washington D.C.
DC SCORES is integral to so many school children's lives here in Washington, DC. They are providing our youth with invaluable opportunities to join teams - in turn building trusted relationship with their peers, teachers and coaches. May DC SCORES continue to grow and flourish in our nation's capitol!
Two minutes at a soccer game day or poetry slam, and you'll know that DC Scores is performing an absolutely vital service. DC Scores provides lessons in teamwork, camaraderie, expression through poetry, and much, much more to children in some of the neediest DC communities. I'm proud to be involved with such great people and such a great organization.
They are one of the only organizations to combine sports and the arts and they are changing the lives of thousands of kids in DC - it has been truly amazing to witness.
This organization works to help the whole child, not just the heart, not just the brain, not just the legs--but the entire person. The saddest part is that it cannot help all the children it would like to help, and that there are so many children who desperately need their support.