Nearly 500 West Side public school students will take the stage at America SCORES Chicagoâ€™s annual Community Poetry Slam
Â Chicago, IL â€“ Today (Â November 19), Pope Elementary School will host America SCORES Chicagoâ€™s seventh annual Community Poetry Slam from 5:00 p.m.Â to 7:30 p.m., showcasing original works and performances by nearly 500 public school children from nine different schools on Chicagoâ€™s west side.
Â The students â€” 3rd through 8th grade participants in the America SCORES Chicago after-school program â€” will perform in teams or as individuals for an auditorium filled with peers, parents, teachers, and community supporters.
America SCORES Chicago is the cityâ€™s only non-profit after school organization that combines soccer and poetry to inspire urban public school students. A team of guest judges will select top teams and individuals to perform at the Chicagoâ€™s Red Carpet Poetry SLAM on January 27th, 2011. Two fifth grade participants will earn the top honor of traveling to New York City to perform in America SCORESâ€™ National Poetry.
Pope Elementary School is located at 1852 South Albany Avenue. The America SCORES Community Poetry Slam is free and open to the public and press.Â
|About America SCORES ChicagoAmerica SCORES Chicago is an affiliate of America SCORES, an award-winning national youth development program that seeks to help urban students â€œscore goals on the field and achieve goals in the classroom.â€ America SCORES Chicago partners with ten public elementary schools. For more information,visit www.americascoreschicago.blogspot.org.Â|