Students from DC SCORES are headed to the World Cup in Moscow

Students from DC SCORES are headed to the World Cup in Moscow

While the US Men's National Team will not be in Russia for the World Cup, a special group of young women (including students from Petworth) are set to represent the United States at the Street Child World Cup in Russia this May, and make a difference in doing so.  Watch the great video!

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DC SCORES Poetry Slam! brings two nights of bravery onto stage

DC SCORES Poetry Slam! brings two nights of bravery onto stage

Bravery. It was the word of the 20th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam! held November 15-16th and featured 45 performances by elementary and middle schools across the District.

Check out some great videos -- and don't forget DC SCORES on Giving Tuesday on November 28th!

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20th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam! comes to Roosevelt HS Wednesday, 11/15

20th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam! comes to Roosevelt HS Wednesday, 11/15

The 20th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam! is this Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 5-8pm inside Roosevelt High School's auditorium. The free event is open to anyone -- whether you can make it for the full three hours or just 30 minutes. 

Petworth is greatly represented at the DC SCORES Poetry Slam!. Among the neighborhood schools performing are Powell, MacFarland, Barnard, Raymond and Bruce-Monroe. 

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Give a toast to kids at the DC SCORES fundraiser at Petworth Citizen

Give a toast to kids at the DC SCORES fundraiser at Petworth Citizen

Petworth Citizen is hosting a fundraiser for the really worthy kids' non-profit on Tuesday, March 28, between 5-7pm for a happy hour benefiting DC SCORES. 10% of alcohol sales during the two hours will directly benefit their poet-athletes.

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Eat at Chipotle on 12/6 & help DC SCORES get half the proceeds - Use your hunger for a good cause

Eat at Chipotle on 12/6 & help DC SCORES get half the proceeds - Use your hunger for a good cause

You can help your hunger and DC SCORES tomorrow, 12/6 by eating at any Chipotle in the DMV area between 10:45am and 10pm and mention at the register that you support DC SCORES (or show them the below in the article on your phone) and 50% of the proceeds will go to this incredibly worthy non-profit.

Do it for the kids. Do it for your tummy.

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Come support kids expressing themselves with DC SCORES Poetry Slam

Come support kids expressing themselves with DC SCORES Poetry Slam

DC SCORES is a very cool non-profit that provides an after-school program to elementary and middle school children, teaching them soccer, community service and poetry. What they're really teaching is kids teamwork, respect and confidence to achieve their goals.

Learn about and RSVP for the Poetry Slam!

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Give to DC SCORES and help young students feel empowered

Give to DC SCORES and help young students feel empowered

It's #GivingTuesday, and DC SCORES is asking for your support. This worthy non-profit teaches middle-school DC students physical and emotional strength through soccer and poetry. May sound like an odd combo, but soccer teaches teamwork and leadership, while poetry helps students understand who they are, and learn to express themselves.

This year, you can help the only middle-school soccer league in DC by donating to DC SCORES.

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"The rake dreams of eating the leaves ..." - Poetry at Powell

"The rake dreams of eating the leaves ..." - Poetry at Powell

DC SCORES continues its poetry work at Powell Elementary. In a recent post on the DC SCORES blog, Perspectives from Powell, Part II: Pumpkins and personifications, writing coordinator Mira Smith talks about visiting poet Gowri Koneswaran, from the American Poetry Museum, who led a poetry workshop for the Powell students, teaching personification and word play to express feelings and ideas through inanimate objects. 

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DC SCORES continues to support kids and inspire adults

DC SCORES continues to support kids and inspire adults

I attended a breakfast meeting this morning for DC SCORES, and it was really moving — and it made me further grateful to be partnering with this organization. A couple of hundred supports gathered downtown to network and meet two young, smart kids who have seen personal successes participating with the non-profit. 

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Uniting with DC SCORES on childhood development and being awesome

Uniting with DC SCORES on childhood development and being awesome

One of the benefits of writing a blog that reaches thousands of readers is getting invited to work with organizations on some truly worthwhile causes. I'm really excited to say that Petworth News is partnering with DC SCORES, a non-profit that runs after-school programs at public schools around the city (and here in Petworth). It's going to be a great partnership -- and it benefits you, too!

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