Long time Up2Us members and AmeriCorps VISTA and Coach Across America All-Stars Dre De La Peza and Armond Richards will be representing AmericaSCORES LA at the conference. SCORES offers afterschool soccer and poetry programming to children in Title I schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). In communities in which public services such as libraries, parks, and youth centers are noticeably absent, LA SCORES offers youth a productive outlet for physical activity and literacy development. La SCORES does a fantastic job of creating practices that are physically active and engaging for all the youth they serve.
Dre started at SCORES LA in as a VISTA building the capacity of the organization by building a website, a social media presence, writing grant proposals, and forming lasting relationships with participants and coaches. Dre is now the Program Director.
Armond is a 2nd year Coach Across America coach. In addition to his responsibilities as a coach in LA, Armond mentors 1st year coaches in the CAA program helping them to learn best practices, how to handle certain situations and all around act as a peer support during a difficult but rewarding year of service.
We’re looking forward to having these two great minds at Change the Game!
Learn more about SCORES LA here.