Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Summer is just around the corner!

For many people that means a whole lot of fun is coming up, but for at-risk youth in Seattle, summer can often be a very challenging time. 

We need your help to ensure that our #PoetAthletes are well fed, avoid the summer slide and above all, have tons of fun! 

What is the "Summer Slide"? 

The "Summer Slide" can potentially affect all youth, but low-income youth are at particular risk for losing valuable knowledge they have gained throughout the school year. 

Children who are already behind are especially vulnerable to these impacts!

It has been shown that access to resources, like books, can help diminish, if not reverse, the summer slide!

Together we can ensure that at-risk youth not only have increased access to these resources, but also attend a structured summer program which incorporates other skills children learn during school! 

Ensuring our #PoetAthletes have access to food and fun! 

America SCORES Seattle is concerned with the health of our #PoetAthletes whether it is on the field or in the cafeteria! 

83% of students we serve at America SCORES Seattle receive free or reduced lunch throughout the school year. These students are far more likely to be vulnerable to summer hunger.

For many children, summer can be a boredom filled, very inactive time. At SCORES Summer Camp, students will participate in regular activities which stimulate mental and physical health! 

These are just some of the reasons we believe that 


Help our #PoetAthletes enjoy a reading-filled, safe and healthy summer by DONATING today! 

Find out all of the ways that you can help, by visiting 


or simply click HERE!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Welcome Home Cindy and Mohamed!

Our Poet-Athletes have returned from 

New York City and have lots to share! 

We sat down with them the other day and learned about their experiences! 

We are proud to say that they had a great time, met many new friends, and overcame challenges! 

"I saw a lot of places and I met a lot of new friends," Mohamed on his Big Apple experience.

Favorite thing about New York: New York Pizza!

Biggest Challenge: Flying. Mohamed was afraid the plane might crash. His first and only other time flying was when he was a baby and he did not remember. They experienced a rough landing, but everything turned out well!

Learn more about his trip by watching Mohamed's interview! 

Just click HERE!

"I feel like I gained a lot of confidence and I feel like I can actually talk to people without being nervous," Cindy on her Big Apple experience.

Favorite thing about New York: Sightseeing! She told us this was her number one priority when traveling and she was thrilled that they were able to go to N.Y.U., The High Line, Grand Central Station, The New York City Public Library, Times Square, and Rockefeller Center!   

Biggest Challenge: Cindy also found the landing hard, but she felt her biggest challenge was, "meeting and introducing myself to kids from around The States." 

Learn more about her trip by watching Cindy's interview!

                              Just click HERE!

We could not be more proud of our #PoetAthletes! 

If you missed the 2015 National Poetry SLAM! you can still view it online by clicking HERE