Tonight, I will be at the Apollo in Harlem for the National Poetry Slam. As a volunteer, I will be supporting this great soccer cause with America SCORES. What is America SCORES? Why am I doing this? Happy you asked!
America SCORES is a non profit organisation that integrates football, poetry and service-learning. An innovative approach that improves students’ health, academic achievement and civic engagement.
The result is a team of children who experience success on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. America SCORES is the only urban youth development program with curriculum specifically aligned with the twelve Standards for English Language Arts (National Council of Teachers of English), the six National Standards for Physical Education (National Association for Sport and Physical Education), and the eight K-12 Service-Learning Standards (National Youth Leadership Council).
I am very supportive of charity organisations in football especially when the goal is to improve kids’ lives. I do believe that football contributes to who I am now, and to a certain extent, participating to the National Poetry Slam is a way to give back to football what football gave me.
Check it out tonight at the Apollo:
253 W 125th St New York, 10027
6:00 pm VIP Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
7:30 pm 6th Annual National Poetry SLAM!
9:00 pm Dessert Reception, Meet and Greet
Buy your tickets here.
Hope to see you tonight!