Who We Are
America SCORES St. Louis inspires urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world. America SCORES St. Louis accomplishes this through an innovative model that combines poetry, soccer, and service-learning year-round.
Our holistic after-school program helps students foster physical health, self-expression, and a sense of community through service projects while developing closer bonds with teachers and peers.
America SCORES began as a combination of activities of team-centered relationships built on the soccer field that translated into poetry workshops, and the development of teamwork and leadership to prepare students to act as agents of change in their communities through service-learning projects. The program quickly expanded throughout the DC area and beyond resulting in 14 programs across the United States and Canada.
Today, America SCORES serves over 600 students, grades 1-12, through partnerships with nine K-8 Cleveland Metropolitan schools across the city, summer collaborations, and a high school alumni program.