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Published on Jun 1, 2011
On April 11th, 2011, 30 poet-athletes from America SCORES programs around the country came to New York City to perform their original poetry from the stage of Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist Martha Reeves of Martha Reeves and the Vandellas hosted the night's event, which included group and individual performances from the students, as well as music numbers by Martha Reeves herself and Philadelphia based alt-folk band The Great Unknown, performing a song they wrote in collaboration with America SCORES New York students. The 5th Annual National Poetry SLAM! honored Kathy Carter, Director of Soccer United Marketing and includes words about America SCORES from President and CEO Norma Barquet and National Board Chair Ben Chrnelich. This video contains the entire program of completely original poetry by our own poet-athletes in high quality.
America SCORES is a national youth development organization that serves public school students in 15 cities. The mission of America SCORES is to inspire urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.