Our Mission: Founded in 2001, America SCORES Bay Area inspires urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.

America SCORES partners with urban schools to provide a high quality, team-based program that integrates soccer, poetry, and service- learning. Our innovative approach improves students’ health, academic achievement, and civic engagement.


America SCORES has a vision for a better Bay Area where all children can read and write, play on a sports team, and be able to contribute to a better quality of life for all. We work toward this vision six days a week in the Bay Area’s most challenged public elementary schools. America SCORES is a 501c3 non-profit organization that delivers powerful and playful sports and language enrichment activities for students in grades K-8. America SCORES Bay Area runs programming in San Francisco, the East Bay, and is part of a national network with affiliates in 13 cities across the country. With help of our partners, we help children discover the benefits of working together as a team, the joy of physical activity, and the fun in reading and writing.