NOTE: Each week, we are featuring a school's performance from the 15th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!, the largest youth slam in the District! During the two-night culminating event of the fall season -- held Nov. 28 at Columbia Heights Education Campus and Nov. 29 at H.D. Woodson High School -- 35 schools had the opportunity to perform original group and solo poems and songs in front of their peers, families and community members. At the end of each night, teams were called back up on stage to receive trophies.
We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the self-expression DC SCORES instills in youth.
On the opening night of the event, E.L. Haynes Public Charter Middle School students took the stage and performed in front of an audience for the first time in their lives. Wearing T-shirts that read "Be Kind/Work Hard/Be Smart," the new DC SCORES school performed three poetry-inspired songs that reflected their first fall in the program and what they had learned:
"I'm a Soccer Player."
"New kids in Town."
Check out E.L. Haynes' first Poetry Slam! experience by clicking on the video above.
To view any performance from the Poetry Slam!, visit the DC SCORES YouTube page.