America SCORES inspires urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.
America SCORES was founded in 1994 by a Washington, DC public school teacher and has since grown to currently serve over 9,000 students in low-income neighborhoods in 13 cities nationwide. It is the only national nonprofit organization that partners with urban schools to provide a high quality, team-based program that integrates soccer, poetry and service-learning. Implementing our innovative approach to improve students’ health, academic achievement and civic engagement, America SCORES’ mission is to inspire urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.
Partners of America SCORES include adidas America, the US Soccer Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Its active, engaged and committed national board members include executives from the New York Stock Exchange and Thomson Reuters.