A project of America SCORES
inspiring urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world
It is with great pleasure that we present the 7th Annual National Poetry SLAM!, a celebration of the teamwork, leadership, and commitment demonstrated by America SCORES poet-athletes and their coaches every day. Corporate and individual supporters allow America SCORES to award these outstanding young people with an unforgettable weekend in New York & offers all the program’s participants an opportunity they aspire toward. Motivating 8,000 young people to be their best every day, the National Poetry SLAM! invites one boy and one girl from each city on an all-expenses paid trip to New York City.
For these celebrated young people, the National Poetry SLAM! is the first time they see America SCORES beyond their team, their school, and their city. For all of us, the SLAM! serves as a reminder that kids everywhere need something to do after school. America SCORES relies on your help so that we may not only continue to provide our free and fun afterschool program to 8,000 students each year, but also grow to serve every child deserving of a team who does not have one.
We hope you’ll join us for an eventful evening on the Trading Floor of the New York Stock Exchange as well as throughout the national movement to leverage the power of sports to change the lives and shape the values of our next generation.
The National Board and Staff of America SCORES