I've been working with Scores for more than five years and the organization is absolutely fantastic. The after school program makes a real impact on kids lives and the Field of Dreams initiative transforms recreation at school.
This organization goes above and beyond to provide inner-city children an opportunity to play soccer as well as master their poetry skills. Not only, are the coaches extremely talented but they deeply care for the children they work with. On Fridays, various games are held for the kids to play soccer matches with other schools. These games bring our community together and allow children to interact with other children that come from different neighborhoods.
I have been a Board Member of America Scores for 15 years!
I am as excited and committed to the organization as I have ever been. It is an exceptional program with talented leadership that cares deeply about instilling hope in children.
It is a very unique model that focuses on the whole child- physical, emotional, and spiritual.
The innovative curriculum of soccer, poetry, and community service builds great self esteem in kids.
America Scores is an extremely efficient organization that has deep impact on children.
I learned about America SCORES from a friend, who could not stop raving about them. Went to see their program in action and was blown away. Over time, I have been to some more of their activities and events, and have done my own research. What has impressed me -- that they do "more with less" in ways nonprofits should, that they have solid research about how they make kids healthier and improve literacy, and how teachers, parents, and principals rave about them.
I've been a huge fan of America Scores Bay Area since its inception more than 15 years ago. I started as a volunteer coach and, soon after, joined the board. I remain as passionate about the organization today as I did way back when. A unique "whole child" program with real impact – improved health (e.g. lower BMI scores), improved academics (e.g. higher English Language Literacy scores), and improved engagement across the board (e.g. higher graduation rates). I'm very proud to be a part of this organization. I'm looking forward to the next phase of growth and impact! (p.s. ASBA currently serves some 1500 kids per year in over 50 locations around the Bay Area, and it's just launched a campaign to double its reach over the next several years. Please join us!)
America SCORES Bay Area is an incredible organization. Their deep partnerships with public schools enable the youth programs to reach students who often would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in high quality sports-based youth development programs. Also, the staff are extremely passionate about their work.
Amazing organization that is the only after-school addressing the "whole child" ranging from fitness to literacy to community service. They are making a huge impact on the lives of 1000+ kids each year. ASBA's team is exceptional and has big ambitions for expansion in the coming years. So excited to see the organization grow!
From poet/athlete to Offensive/Defensive Lineman for St. Ignatius College Preparatory School. America Scores is not only a nonprofit organization but a community family. My son Selascie Smith joined the after school program at J. Serra Elementary School and it was the beginning a long and successful partnership. He went on to be a 4.0 student in middle school and 3.5 student in high school. He learned leadership skills, teamwork, public speaking and community service learning. America Scores is an amazing organization that taps otherwise unnoticed talents in children. #AmricaScoresROCKS!!!
Amazing organization. They provide a much needed program that helps kids in 3 very important aspects to their growth and learning process. They get them physically active through playing soccer. They enhance their sense of creativity, and self expression through poetry, and on top of that, SCORES help kids develop a great amount of sympathy, and responsibility by teaching the students how to contribute positively to their community.
America SCORES is an amazing nonprofit that teaches students leadership, literacy, and healthy living via an integrated curriculum of soccer and poetry. The organization brilliantly combines and leverages students' love for soccer and athletics with the chance to perform and deepen their abilities to express themselves, inspire, and grow. While addressing specifically some of the key deficits in today's education: literacy, health, and fitness, SCORES focuses on the whole child and provides an experience that allows students to grow and develop into well-rounded human beings.