DC SCORES creates neighborhood teams that give kids the confidence and skills to succeed on the playing field, in the classroom, and in life.

To learn more, visit DCSCORES.org

Program Model


DC SCORES runs the only consistent public soccer leagues for elementary and middle school kids in the District. During the spring and fall seasons, each team practices twice a week. Thursday (elementary schools) and Friday (middle schools) are game days, when teams from throughout the city play a girls and a boys game.


During the 12-week fall model, poet-athletes learn how to write creatively and perform. Every student writes at least five original poems, and the model culminates with each school performing at the DC SCORES Poetry Slam!


During the 12-week spring season, students at each school work together to identify and then research an issue in their school and/or greater community, and then address it with a service-learning plan. Projects range from neighborhood and schools cleanups, to awareness campaigns, to raising money for the homeless, and much more.

Program Sites

DC SCORES enrolls more than 3,000 grade and middle-school students a year from 72 schools and recreation center-based sites across the District of Columbia.

Click HERE to see the interactive map of all our sites.