Thursday, February 5, 2009

America SCORES Hosts National Poetry Slam

National Poetry SLAM to be Held at the New York Stock Exchange

Each spring America SCORES celebrates the achievements of students across the country with a National Poetry Slam. Two student-poets from each of America SCORES' fifteen affiliate cities will be selected from among 6,000 America SCORES kids to perform their original poetry at the New York Stock Exchange on April 20 in front of an audience of 300 attendees.

America SCORES is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to bring soccer and literacy to kids in urban communities across the country. Resources provided by America SCORES include: Soccer and Creative Writing Curricula, Professional Development, Technical Assistance, National Publications by kids and for kids, and Challenge Grants.

You can read poems written by last year's contestants and learn more about America SCORES and the National Poetry Slam on the America SCORES website.

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