Meet our littlest! Junior Scores equips students in K-2 with skills that will help them succeed on and off the field. This innovative curriculum aims to foster students’ social and emotional skills through the game of soccer and an early literacy program called “Playing with Words”.
While still early in their school career, Junior Scores students learn essential life skills through our signature program model of blending soccer and enrichment. Students meet in the afternoon 3 days a week for 45 minutes of soccer practice and 45 minutes of enrichment.
Three equally important elements shape the program:
Good social competence can help children adapt better to the school environment and achieve more in school. Likewise, research has shown that early literacy skills are strongly associated with academic achievement.
This program is our latest addition and we have not gathered enough data to report out yet. If you are interested in our overall student impact, please visit our impact page.
The Junior Scores program currently operates at two schools and is open and free to students at Boston Public Schools. Find out here whether your school takes part and reach out to Program Director Ivelisse Mendoza at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.