America Scores NY: Kids' Poetry Reading

Thursday April 12: 4:00PM 5:00PM

America SCORES NY will launch the organization's first ever poetry book on Thursday April 12 at the historic Strand Bookstore in Manhattan where some of the young 'poet-athletes' who feature in this new publication will gather for a recital of their work and a celebration of National Poetry Month.

Through a combination of soccer, poetry and service learning, our unique after-school program shines a spotlight on these poet-athletes, helping them develop the skills necessary to lead successful lives off the field and outside the classroom.

America SCORES New York serves as a driving force in promoting sportsmanship, self-expression, commitment and teamwork for youth in under resourced communities in New York City.

Admission Options: This event is free to attend. The event will be located in the Strand's 2nd floor Art Department at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

The PS 173 girls team took the top prize at the 2017 Poetry Slam which took place in Harlem last November. Their poetry features in WE ARE, I CAN. (Picture credit Luis Fonseca)