Monday, April 20, 2009

America SCORES National Poetry Slam to be Held at NY Stock Exchange

Boston Students to Compete in National Poetry Slam

Two America SCORES New England students will take the New York Stock Exchange stage to perform their original poetry at the 3rd annual America SCORES National Poetry Slam tonight! America SCORES New England is Boston’s leading after-school soccer, literacy, and service learning program, and the two chosen students will present along with students from twelve other cities across the nation.

Congratulations to rising poets, Linda Qin and Antonio Weathers! Linda, who is 11 and a student at Jackson Mann Elementary in Allston, will perform a personal poem entitled “The Second Depression,” which details her family’s struggle to survive during tough economic times. Antonio, who is 10 and a student at Lee Elementary School in Dorchester, will recite “The Way I Am,” which discusses his desire to never give up and to achieve the most he can.

America SCORES New England is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk urban youth develop life skills, literacy and health through soccer. America SCORES New England utilizes Boston Public School teachers to empower youth through the unique combination of athletics, creative writing and service learning. Please visit the America SCORES website to learn more.

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