Beginning in 2019, the Risa Fund collaborated with DC Scores by funding the two-part development of an intensive course in mental health and trauma-informed first-aid training for staff and coaches.
While DC Scores and the entire AMERICA Scores network had to suspend in-person programming when schools closed in March, they never stopped serving their poet-athletes with a trauma informed approach to virtual coaching. During the spring and summer, DC Scores remained in consistent contact with approximately 3000 kids. They continued to help them feel safe, supported, connected, and hopeful while isolated at home. In June, the entire AMERICA Scores network came together for the first ever Virtual Scores Conference. One of the sessions focused on trauma coaching and featured Megan Bartlett, founder of We Coach.
About DC Scores
DC SCORES is the flagship of national nonprofit America SCORES, which serves 10,000 students annually at more than 175 public and charter schools in 12 major cities. America SCORES inspires urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.