January 20, 2010

Announcing the 2010 National Poetry Slam Participants

The competition was rough this year as 22 poet-athletes performed for a spot to participate in the National Poetry Slam in New York on April 19th.  After careful consideration, we are proud to announce our two winners: Daeja R. from Cowell Elementary and Javier O. from Barnum Elementary.  These two students will be representing SCORES Denver on an all expense paid trip to New York where they will perform their poems at the New York Stock Exchange.  This will be a big fundraiser for the National SCORES organization, and a unique experience for these two incredible students.

Left: Students at Auditions; Right: Daeja R.

January 12, 2010

Calling all Artists!

America SCORES Denver and Think 360 Arts are coming together to bring poetry to life…

We would like to take this opportunity and announce that America SCORES Denver and Think 360 Arts are partnering to bring the Inspired Art Project to Denver!  Modeled off of projects done in Bay Area, California and Chicago, Illinois, the Inspired Art Project enlists local artists to create and donate original works, drawing their inspiration from poetry written by 3rd to 5th grade students of America SCORES Denver’s after school program. All submitted artwork will be auctioned at the Inspired Art Show on April 29th, 2010 with proceeds going to benefit America SCORES Denver and Think 360 Arts.

Through this cycle of inspiration and influence, urban students are able to witness their creativity brought to life, artists are able to build connections with diverse communities around the city, and supporters of America SCORES Denver and Think 360 Arts are able to see the profound impact children’s words can have on others. The creative interpretation that local artists display in their work shows our youth the power and limitless impact of their words and voice.

If you are interested in learning more about the Inspired Art Project, please contact Kristine Rees at 303.832.5879 or krees@americascores.org.  Also, please visit our event webpage at http://inspiredartdenver.wordpress.com/ for further information on how to get involved.

January 5, 2010

2010: What's Your New Year's Resolution?

We usually make new years resolutions all about ourselves...

We're challenging you to help us change that.

Here's how: Go to http://www.newyear4kids.wordpress.com/ and tell us what you will do for kids this year!