AmericaScores intervenes w/ kids in underserved schools through a unique programming approach employing soccer, creative writing & service
Presently, I work in the community of Dorchester, Ma. AmericaScores, is active in several of this city's and the surrounding cities' schools. I am honored to run the Boston Marathon in support of a charitable organization, committed to helping children lead healthy, happy, responsible lives. Please join me in supporting the inspired and important work of AmericaScores by making a donation.
As a mother of two young toddlers and a social worker with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families for approximately 12 years, my life's focus has been to protect and serve our most vulnerable and most precious natural resource: our chidlren.
In my position with DCF, I try to find permanency for children of all ages who can no longer live with their birth families for a myriad of reasons: some of their parents have severe mental health issues, others have succumbed to substance dependence, still others may be caught in a cycle of violence that often threatens the lives of their children.
Though I can place children in homes where they are safe and where they can begin to heal from the trauma, abuse and neglect of which they have been victims, often it takes more than just the efforts of the adoptive family and social workers to repair the damaged self-esteem and spirits of these innocent children. It takes, as so many have said recently, AN ENTIRE VILLAGE.
AmericaScores is a valuable part of that Village. Its programs seek to empower kids by engagning their whole person. Through a unique blend of soccer, poetry and community service programming AmericaScores enters the lives of at-risk urban youth and nurtures their minds, bodies and souls with the ultimate goal of inspiring healthy living, life long learning and leadership.
I believe whole heartedly in this organization and while I am asking you to donate, I want you to know that I am doing my part as well. As some of you know, I work part-time as a massage therapist, for the next two months, all monies that I receive providing therapeutic massage will be donated to this very worthy cause.
In the event that there is discomfort with donating on-line please feel free to send donations in the form of a check to AmericaScores with my name in the memo.
Thank you so much for your support.