The Scores Celebration brings together 200 professionals, corporate partners, and members of the Boston soccer community in support of students at Boston Public Schools. Join us for this special event celebrating leaders in our community that empower youth for a better tomorrow. Treat your friends, staff, and clients to a unique experience with Boston’s corporate leaders and esteemed members of the sports and youth development fields.
The virtual Celebration event will begin with 15-minute table breakout sessions for you to mingle and network with your fellow guests (grab your favorite drink and turn your cameras on!). Guests will then join our short speaking program featuring the 2020 Leadership Award presented to long time board and committee members David & Nicole Chang, and keynote speaker Jessica Tang, Boston Teacher’s Union President, discussing what leadership means to her and how Boston Scores develops leadership skills in our students to enhancing civic participation. The program will conclude with a video highlighting one of our high school students, Tali P., and the business she started with a group of her peers this fall and an original poem from Boston’s first-ever Youth Poet Laureate Alondra Bobadilla. To celebrate with Boston Scores from home, sponsors, their guests, and guests who have purchased admissions will receive an at-home kit/experience.
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.
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.
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.