America SCORES Dallas is proud to welcome you to its very first blog entry here at the Goal Post. America SCORES Dallas has been serving students ages 8-12 in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area for the past seven years by providing a safe and enriching after school program comprised of soccer, poetry, and service learning. Weekly, students spend ninety minutes every day after school, led by their respective coaches, either improving their teamwork and physical fitness through soccer, or improving their creativity and reading skills through poetry.
America SCORES Dallas is an affiliate of the America SCORES program, a national 501(c)3 non-profit which is made up of over 15 different affiliates from around the country and serves over 6,000 under-resourced youth annually.
Currently, America SCORES Dallas poet-athletes are working tirelessly writing their new poems for SLAM!, a poetry slam held in Dallas on December 10th. Students will compete for not only bragging rights, but some will be competing for the chance to travel to New York City to compete in America SCORES National Slam!
One of our schools, Cesar Chavez, has been kind enough to share one of their excellent works:
MY COMMUNITY by AMERICA SCORES CHAVEZ GIRLS
My community has a lot of things
It has my family and friends and my neighbor that sings
It has schools, doctors, and stores
It has my family and It has Dallas Scores
My community has plants and that is what I smell
My community has sounds like when children yell
Some of it is dirty and some people are mean
That is why we work together to make it clean
We make it cleaner for a better tomorrow
Well at least my community is cooler than Mr. Mauro
Soccer, Soccer that’s Why I’m Here
Soccer, Soccer I could play it all year
Cesar Chavez was a leader in our community
That is the way I want to be
We painted our school to make it beautiful
We taught others how to be more kindful
Dallas Scores taught us to write
It taught us how to be nice
They say that this program will keep us on track
I say that I just feel good about giving back
Sometimes we see homeless people in the street
We give a hand and help them get back on their feet
It brings sad things to my heart and mind
We wanted to do something kind
We collected cans to donate
Community means that you love, not hate
In scores we learned a lot about poetry
We also learned a lot about our community
And now it is over and we want to say Thank YOU!
To our parents, our teachers, our coaches and You,
Dallas Scores, the board and the donors
Without you we would not have had had this honor
You have made our dreams possible and that is a fact
To make others dreams possible, we will always remember to give back.
Please check back regularly for updates, articles, and upcoming event details!