This winter, 120 students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade took the field kicking off the America SCORES Chicago Winter 2014 after-school season with Jr. SCORES.
Started in 2010, the Jr. SCORES model encourages students to WRITE.PLAY.ACHIEVE through literacy activities and soccer.
This year, Jr. SCORES programs ran at Hay, Hearst, Hughes, Johnson Pilsen, and Spry Elementary two to four days per week.
Jr. SCORES students learn level one soccer skills like dribbling, defending, ball control and scoring goals. During writing practice, students create a writing portfolio of their poetry and art work.Jr. SCORES teams also traveled to other SCORES schools for end of season game day to have fun with students from other schools and showcase their new skills!