We regret to announce that Blast has been canceled for 2020 due to the closures of schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. We hope and expect to stage Blast once again in June 2021.
Our annual Blast Middle School tournament marks the conclusion of our spring Soccer For Success season and the year-long One Hen social entrepreneurship curriculum for Scores’ 6th to 8th grade students.
360 students from 12 Boston public schools come together for a competitive soccer tournament and to reveal the outcome of their One Hen projects, including the philanthropic re-investment of their profits.
The Scores staff awards several Middle School superlatives at Blast, including six-year medals for all students who completed the entire Elementary and Middle School program from 3rd through 8th grade.
Other superlatives include:
Presented to the program that accumulates the most Fair Play points during the spring Middle School season, as determined by referees and game officials.
Presented to the Blast soccer tournament champions for boys & girls, named in honor of the late Anne Strong, founder of the CityKicks urban girls soccer program that later merged with Scores to form the foundation of our Middle School program.
Named in honor of the 5 co-founders of One Hen, the Founders’ Cup recognizes one particularly outstanding One Hen service project, taking into account community impact, student reflection and visual presentation of the project summary.