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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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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"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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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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