Friday, August 22, 2014

Can't Believe Summer has already P.A.S.S.ED - A Highlight of SCORES Summer Camp!

This summer was our first ever SCORES Summer Camp! A huge thank you to all our personal supporters, Maple Elementary, United Way of King County, School's Out Washington, Page Ahead, and the Seattle Sounders FC for making it possible! 

A big part of the SCORES program is goal setting and group agreements. We had camp-wide goals of support, positivity, perseverance, respect, and being yourself!

Each team of 15 also made their own goals and values which they wrote on a golden soccer ball. Everyone signed the ball and as a team they worked to achieve those goals. 

We worked on Rhyming Couplets, Color Poems, I Am poetry, Alliteration, Rhyme Schemes, Simile & Metaphor, Acrostics about Reading/Books, 
Concrete Poems, Haikus, and Free Verse Poems!

Below are some Color Poems

Self Expression is at the root of what we do. We wrote "I Am" poems, had two visiting artists/poets who took us through workshops on identity. Our poet-athletes painted self portraits and took some time to explore photography, setting up their own photographic portraits as well. 

They were amazing, here's a glimpse: 

We played soccer for 90 minutes in the afternoon, building our skills, our sense of teamwork and just had some fun!

Each week we had Friday scrimmages and on the final Friday we had a pizza party and fun scrimmages: Kids vs. Coaches and Girls vs. Boys

And Seattle gave us a beautiful, sunny summer to enjoy!

Thanks to kids, coaches, and supporters for such an incredible
Poetic Athletic SCORES Summer!

And remember: JUST BE YOUR SELFIE! ;)