Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Picture of the Week!

Every Tuesday SCORES will be putting up the PICTURE OF THE WEEK! These pictures will provide a visual of the power of the SCORES program. Thankfully our Program Director Heather Christianson is an exceptional photographer!

This week's picture if of Maple Elementary Girl's working on their service project! Great Job Girls!

Photo by Heather Christianson

Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Poem of the Week!

An extra special Friday today, looking forward to Memorial Day Weekend! Today's Friday Poem of the Week is titled "The Stone" by Zoe S. of Maple Elementary. Way to go Zoe!

The Stone
By Zoe R. Storm
Maple Elementary School

In front of me I can see
Purple crystals.
I flip it over then I see
an ugly side.
It is yellowish brown and black.
Two different sides.
Two different lives.
One ugly.
One beautiful.
The Purple side looks like knives.
Knives that had just been sharpened.
What is your favorite side?

Friday, May 20, 2011

College Kicks is Today!

Today is College Kicks at Seattle Pacific University! After school, all of the SCORES teams will come over to the SPU campus for a tour, some soccer, and to meet college students and athletes. The poet-athletes cannot wait to visit a real college campus! A special thanks to everyone at SPU who will help out with today's event!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Seattle Author Visits SCORES Program!

Last week Seattle author Clare Meeker visited Highland Park’s SCORES teams for a special writing session about teamwork and community service. The teams split into pairs and worked together to create inspiring buddy poems. Clare had a blast at the school, and the students benefitted from her writing expertise!

Clare Meeker is an award winning author and teacher. Her newest book Soccer Dreams- Playing the Seattle Sounders FC Way is a fictional tale about a boy from Kenya who moves to Seattle and helps his soccer coach build a winning team, with real-life strategy and teamwork tips from Seattle Sounders FC.

Check out the new book here & more info on Clare Meeker here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

SCORES Receives a Grant from UPS!

Exciting times here at the SCORES office! Last Friday's Auction was a ton of fun and raised a great deal of money for our program. Today, The UPS Foundation delivered a check for $25,000 to our office. A huge thank you to the UPS Foundation for supporting SCORES and the students our program serves!
America SCORES Seattle Executive Director Carole Kelley being handed the check by UPS Executive Eric Vazquez!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Dunlap Elementary Makes a Difference!

Check out this awesome video of the 2010 Dunlap Elementary Boys' Team at the Make a Difference Summit! Way to go guys!

Make A Difference Summit 2010: IslandWood Supporting Youth with Environmental Education from IslandWood on Vimeo.