Poetry Slam Fall 2023

The Slam is the culminating event of Boston Scores’ fall Power of Poetry season for our Elementary School teams. The theme of our 2023 Poetry Slam was Time, inspired by suggestions from our coach-mentors and our 25th anniversary year!

Students spent the fall season working with their teammates and coach-mentors to create a poem to share at this team performance event.

Participating elementary schools included:

  • Haley Pilot School
  • Hennigan K-8 School
  • Hurley K-8 School
  • John F. Kennedy Elementary School
  • King K-6 School
  • Mario Umana Academy 
  • Mather Elementary School
  • McKay K-8 School
  • O’Donnell Elementary School
  • Orchard Gardens K-8 School
  • Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School
  • Sumner Elementary School 

To learn more about the elementary school program click here and to support the program click here!

Any questions? Email our Elementary School Academic Coordinator Rebeca Villatoro-Alvarez

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Poets' Banquet Spring 2024

After the fall Poetry Slam team performance, Writing Coaches at every Scores partner school select two students participate in our annual Poets’ Banquet. 

Students participate in one-on-one workshops with a dedicated writing coach to compose an original poem to perform at the Banquet. Based on the composition and performance, we select one Poet-Athlete of the Year!

Want to get involved?

There are many ways you can support Poetry Slam and the Poet’s Banquet! Volunteers help with set up, event registration, as judges and more. Contact Development Associate Colette Anton if you are interested in volunteering at either event!

Poetry Slam 2023

Watch the 2023 Poetry Slam Performances!

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