Celebrating and empowering tomorrow’s leaders

Every year, the Scores Celebration brings together 200 professionals, corporate partners, and members of the Boston soccer community in support of students at Boston Public Schools. 

Revisit the virtual event we held on 9/17/2020 and watch the videos of our featured speakers and honorees!

Hear from Scores student Talia P. and her social business

Talia P. participated in Scores programs during all of her middle and high school years. In summer 2020, she participated in our pilot program Poets for Good, which connects students and coaches through a virtual social entrepreneurship curriculum. Inspired by the program, she started a business called Chapeau Affamé together with other program participants. 

Watch Alondra Bobadilla perform her poem “Tomorrow”

Born and raised in Boston, MA for most of her life, Alondra Bobadilla found and nurtured her love for writing since she learned her first letters. Besides writing, she has participated in multiple performance art forms since she was a little girl, finding ways to express herself beyond poetry alone. She’s curious, lively and loves to learn. In her free time she spends it with friends and loved ones, always trying to put first the people that matter most. She is a student at Fenway High School, and was named Boston’s first-ever Youth Poet Laureate in January 2020.

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Listen to Jessica Tang’s keynote

Jessica Tang is the President of the Boston Teachers Union, representing over 10,000 active and retired educators.  She is the first person of color, first openly queer and first woman in over thirty years to serve in this role. She is a co-founder of the Teacher Activist Group-Boston, Boston Education Justice Alliance and MA Education Justice Alliance, and serves as a board member for several civic and labor groups including Citizens for Public Schools, Private Industry Council, Boston Partners in Education, Parent Teacher Home Visit Project and the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance. She also the first APIA member to serve on the American Federation of Teachers Executive Council. Jessica serves as a Vice President of both the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and American Federation of Teachers-Massachusetts, and is a former co-chair of the Massachusetts Asian-American Educators Association. As a teacher-activist, she has been involved in many different community organizations that are working to advance racial, social and economic justice. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Harvard University and holds an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

See David & Nicole Chang’s speech as they accept the Leadership Award 2020

We are pleased to present David and Nicole Chang with our Leadership Award at this year’s virtual gala. The Leadership Award acknowledges and celebrates David and Nicole for their commitment and service to the youth, coaches, and staff at Boston Scores and the greater community. The Changs support various charitable organizations across the city, always dedicating their time and resources to causes making a positive impact.

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