Soccer + Poetry = Inspiration
America SCORES Cleveland serves over 400 students in nine K-8 Cleveland Metropolitan Schools.
SCORES provides programming for 20 weeks to underserved children in grades 3-8. Each participating school has a boys’ and girls’ team of 16 students each, serving 32 students per school and 416 students in total. The program requires mandatory attendance by its students, called poet-athletes, in order to stay in the program. Poet-athletes meet five days a week for 90 minutes each day.