A project of America SCORES
Shep Messing & Pele have challenged America SCORES supporters to raise $5,000. If we do, they'll double it! Joseph Tacopina will triple it!
Year after year each America SCORES city hosts a local Poetry SLAM! – a spoken word event that celebrates our students’ work. Two outstanding poet-athletes from each local Poetry SLAM! are then flown to New York City to perform live on a national stage, in front of an audience of parents, staff, friends and supporters, as part of the America SCORES National Poetry SLAM!. An unforgettable milestone for our students, the National Poetry SLAM! inspires in them confidence and leadership, and it also creates an opportunity for our poet-athletes to meet their fellow America SCORES “teammates” from across the country. This gives them a sense of the true scope of their America SCORES community. For our audience, it is an equally memorable event as we celebrate, through the selected poet-athletes, the collective impact of fourteen America SCORES affiliates who annually work with over 8,000 students at 150 urban public schools.
On April 8, 2013, the SLAM! was held at the New York Stock Exchange and honored soccer legend Shep Messing and visionary, Joseph Tacopina.
Shep Messing and Pele have challenged America SCORES supporters to raise $5,000 for America SCORES. If we do, they'll double it! Joseph Tacopina will also triple it!