December 29, 2011

Psalm One is wrapping up her tour

Recent news about our favorite rapper, Psalm One, who worked with Knapp Elementary SCORES participants in Denver this fall...
She has been busy in 2011! With a music release, an appearance on MTV's MADE, and the nationwide tour with The ASCAP Songwriter Residency @ America SCORES, Psalm has been going non-stop.
Help support her mission and her music by pledging to her Kickstarter project! There are a few days left to reach the goal of $8,000, and they need everyone's help! You can pledge even $1, and by doing so you'll be helping her upgrade her equipment, finish the last studio sessions for her next full-length commercial release, and more importantly you'll be helping her continue her youth mentoring program, Charm Lab!

Thanks to everyone who supports Psalm One in her journey, as you're helping our poet-athletes' voices be heard.

December 23, 2011

Soccer Clinics Benefit SCORES

Over 60 kids participated in the "F-U-N holiday soccer clinic (ages u5-u9)" and "attacking soccer clinic (ages 10-12)" this week at Bill Roberts school.  The curriculum focused on fun, attack-oriented games and offensive skills.  All activities were co-developed and administered by experienced player-coaches including Bob Boyle, America SCORES Denver Board of Directors member and volunteer, and his brother Bill Boyle, a United States Soccer Federation 'A' licensed coach.

Our very own Executive Director and Coach Across America members were also part of the fun which had to be moved indoors to Bill Roberts school due to the Denver snow.  We had an amazing group of soccer players both days, and thanks to the generous contributions of participants $1,000 is being donated to America SCORES Denver.

None of this would have been possible without the donated time and energy of the Boyle brothers--what a great gift of fitness and fun to the participants, and a much appreciated gift of money to continue the inspirational programming provided to SCORES' poet-athletes in 2012!  Thanks to you all!

December 5, 2011

We're featured in Sunday's "Denver & The West"

Chris Webb instructs Eagleton Elementary students
in soccer after school on a recent afternoon,
as part of America SCORES Denver,
which combines academics and activity.
(RJ Sangosti, the Denver Post)

The Sunday December 4th Denver Post included an article highlighting America SCORES Denver as part of the "Season to Share" series.  Photos and video from a soccer practice and coaches at Eagleton Elementary were featured. See the story online at this link: and check out  the video as well!
Cassandra Arreola, a 5th grader
in Denver, plays soccer after school
as part of the America SCORES program.
(RJ Sangosti, the Denver Post)

We're pleased to be one of the organizations that received funding through Denver Post Charities Season to Share! Nearly $2.7 million was granted to local nonprofit agencies through this program last year.  Donations are matched at 50 cents to the dollar, and 100% of all contributions plus the match goes to local nonprofits.

Have you shared yet? See the coupon in Sunday's paper or call 800-518-3972 or visit