Today is just the eighth day of DC SCORES programming for 1,500 youth across the District, but much has already happened. Here are some photos to illustrate the beginning of our 20th autumn providing the arts, athletics and academics for DC youth.
DAY 1: Lincoln Middle School, Ward 1
The Lincoln Knights were hard at work the first day of programming, warming up for soccer practice with several exercises.
DAY 3: Burrville Elementary School, Ward 7
Coach Daryl Forte is beginning his 15th season coaching the Eagles, and his approach doesn't change. Expectations are set during the first week of practice.
DAY 4: Truesdell Education Campus, Ward 4
Fifty kids. Fifty! That's how many elementary school children came out for DC SCORES programming during the first week. Truesdell also has a thriving middle school program. DC SCORES is a huge part of the school's identity and culture. Look for a Truesdell Trojan nearby!
DAY 5: Barnard Elementary School at The White House, Ward 2
Programming wasn't a week old, but the Barnard Bears were in midseason form when they put on a clinic for guests at The White House during the Social Innovation Fund's "What Works" Showcase.
DAY 6: C.W. Harris' alphabetic scavenger hunt, Ward 7
The Viking immersed themselves in self-expression during an early lesson, thinking of 36 words that identified their school's neighborhood and writing them in their journals.
DAY 7: Alphabetic string poems at Anne Beers Elementary, Ward 8
At Anne Beers Elementary, students studied their poetry classroom and identified objects beginning with each letter of the alphabet. They then wrote five-line poems using an alphabetic string of five words!
Check out our large collection of photos from Brightwood Education Campus' first week of writing, and see all photos from the season -- both soccer and writing -- on Flickr.
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