Monday, March 29, 2010

College Kicks is almost Here!!

College Kicks is right around the corner and everyone here at SCORES is getting excited for the festivities.

Here is a summary of what the kids have ahead of them...

College Kicks is an annual SCORES event where all of our third, fourth, and fifth graders don't go to their normal practices after school, rather they are bused to Seattle University for an afternoon filled with college life. The poet-athletes get to run through soccer drills with a Seattle U soccer team, walk around the campus with a Seattle U student tour guide and then participate in a Q & A session with current students. They'll be asking questions about how to pay for college, what it's like to be a student and, this from last year, "do you have a bed time?" It's an eye-opening experience for all the students.

The event is meant to introduce the poet-athletes to college and hopefully inspire them to pursue higher education. It will also be the first big event of the SCORES spring season.

What America SCORES Seattle's Executive Director Carole Kelley had to say...

“College Kicks is my favorite SCORES event of the year. It serves to open our students’ minds to the possibilities of educational opportunities beyond finishing high school – something many of them may not have even thought about,” said Carole Kelley, America SCORES Seattle Executive Director. “College Kicks provides an opportunity for our students to not only visit a beautiful college campus – to experience how a campus looks and feels, but to relate to college students in a very personal way. America SCORES Seattle is very grateful to Seattle University for providing our students with this meaningful opportunity.”

The Details...

Who: Seattle U student volunteers, our poet-athletes and coaches, and SCORES staff and board
Where: Seattle University's Logan Field for soccer drills and the Student Center for the Q & A session
When: April 7th from 4 to 6:30

Here is a link to the event write up on the Seattle Times' Sounders blog.

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