Football and poetry. These are a few of our favorite things.
America SCORES! is an after-school nonprofit that promotes these two passions with students at more than 175 public and charter schools across the country. The organization holds a National Poetry SLAM! in New York City every year at which 14 budding Mark/Langston Hughes performed their original poems in front of a live audience.
In the video below, The Men in Blazers are joined by Jalen, a student at PS 125 in NYC and an America SCORES participant. Jalen recites the poem he performed live at the National Poetry SLAM! April 11, and talks about which football star he's most like.
To get involved and learn more about America SCORES check out their website.
To read more America SCORES poems, check out the organization’s annual magazine, Kicker!.