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 Through our Product to Project™ model, MiiR funds trackable giving projects around the world, including the US. We are excited to announce our partnership right here at home with America SCORES Seattle, whose dedication to youth development combines soccer, poetry and community service.

America Scores project with MiiR

MiiR and America SCORES Seattle are partnering to fund their all-school Spring Program Jamboree, bringing over 200 3rd through 5th graders from six Seattle elementary schools together for a fun, round-robin soccer tournament at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, official home training facility for the Seattle Sounders FC.

The main outcome of the Jamboree is simply for participants to enjoy this rare experience. Students are sure to sweat and smile, sharing their lessons of teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership while having fun playing soccer and meeting new friends. The Jamboree also provides an opportunity for students’ family and friends to experience this fun.

America Scores project with MiiR in Tukwila, WA

The Approach

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

  • Create teams through the sport of soccer
  • Bring teams into the classroom to discover their voice through poetry
  • As a team, poet-athletes learn to use their voices to make change in their communities 

The Goal

A team of children who experience success on the field, in the classroom, and in their community. The Spring Program’s outcomes measured on a pre-season/post-season basis are as follows:

  • Academic achievement - America SCORES poet-athletes demonstrate significant improvement in creative and expository writing and reading comprehension
  • Improved health and fitness - Students who participate in America SCORES show increased aerobic capacity and recognition of healthy choices
  • Positive youth development - America SCORES poet-athletes show a substantial increase in compassionate behavior, responsibility, leadership and community awareness.

About America SCORES Seattle

America SCORES Seattle provides elementary school students from under-served communities with a five-day-a-week after school program combining literacy and athletics. With teamwork as the unifying value, America SCORES Seattle inspires youth to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students and become agents of change in their communities.

SCORES’ school-based program is free to students and their families, providing transportation, uniforms and other necessary supplies to overcome barriers to participation.

Coloring at the America Scores Project with MiiR in Seattle, Wa

America Scores project with MiiR in Seattle, WA

June 2018

The Seattle SCORES Fall Program continued engaging students in soccer, and introduced them to writing poetry.  Poetry gives students an opportunity to experiment with language, learn how to creatively express themselves and share their stories with the world. Through fun and engaging workshops, students build confidence while strengthening their reading and writing skills. 

The Fall 2017 season culminated with an all school Poetry Slam where over 300 students recite a poem they have written in front of an audience of families, friends and community members. This is a profound and uplifting experience for everyone involved.

MiiR's final round of funding helped make this incredible event possible. We are proud to have played a small role in both the physical and emotional development of these inspirational students.

June 2017

MiiR employees helped celebrate another season of SCORES at their Spring Jamboree, a round-robin soccer tournament that brought all six Seattle SCORES elementary schools together, complete with snacks and T-shirts. Some "MiiRcats" refereed the games, while others took photos and cheered from the sidelines. Read one employee's reflections on her experience here.

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