Why is the TCC partnership with DC SCORES important for preventing underage drinking among DC youth?
The Century Council and Ask, Listen, Learn have been proud to sponsor DC SCORES for a number of years. DC SCORES’ mission is right on point with ours, as they nurture youth leaders through after school programs for over 1,500 DC youth at 44 schools by instilling self-expression, physical fitness, and a sense of community. Through an innovative model combining poetry and spoken word, soccer, and service-learning year-round, students are engaged in arts, athletics, and academics daily. They’ve also successfully integrated the Ask, Listen, Learn interactive games and other program related materials to their programming at the schools they serve.
This week, we took an afternoon trip to Tubman Elementary School to watch Tubman and Barcroft compete in their second game of the season. Program Director Cory Chimka was there to cheer them on and took time to share with us why our partnership is important to the students in their quest to live healthy lifestyles.
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