2018 Poet of the Year

Kaileigh performed her poem “Wow” at our Poets’ Banquet held at the Non-Profit Center in downtown Boston on February 23rd, 2019.

Students from 14 Boston public elementary schools performed at the event, along with students from America SCORES New York.

Jamboree & Blast

Jamboree & Blast celebrate the completion of the Boston Scores Program year with an end-of-season soccer tournament, service-learning project presentations, fun team activities, and food. Held independently of each other, the Jamboree brings together all the teams involved in our Elementary School program (3rd – 5th grade students) while the Blast is for our middle school students (6th to 8th graders). Similar to Poetry Slam & The Pitch (see below), these culminating events provide the opportunity for students from different schools and neighborhoods to socialize, share their successes, and represent their schools through the Boston Scores Program. June 2020 Jamboree: Date & Location TBD June 2020 Blast: Date & Location TBD Interested in volunteering at one of these tournaments? Contact us!

Poetry Slam & Poetry Banquet

The annual Boston Scores Slam is a night to celebrate our 390 elementary school poet-athletes. Performing for their friends, family, teachers, principals and special guests, each team astounds the audience with their poetry and team performances. Students work on honing their team performance throughout the fall while learning different ways to express themselves through creative writing. Passionate writing Coach-Mentors guide students throughout the season and support students as they find their voice. Each year’s Slam follows a theme that guides how poet-athletes and writing coaches craft their original works. Themes elicit passionate and personal poems from our students. Past themes have included:
  • Walk With Me
  • Wouldn’t it be nice (if),
  • Last night I dreamt...
The 2019 Boston Scores Slam takes place in early November at a soon-to-be-announced location and time. Our Poets’ Banquet takes place in February. This special reading is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of a select group of Elementary School poet-athletes nominated by their writing coaches and to determine our annual Poet of the Year. Out of 390 elementary school participants, 28 are selected as Poets’ Banquet performers. The poets are chosen not only for their writing and performance abilities but also for their commitment, leadership and love of poetry. Under the guidance of our writing coaches, poet-athletes attend multiple one-one-one writing workshops in preparation for their performance at the Poets Banquet. It takes months of dedicated work before the nominees step to the mic.
School presentation
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