One Hen is Boston Scores’ flagship service-learning program. Boston Scores partners with the Boston Public School teachers, our coach-mentors, to provide urban youth in grades K-12 with after-school soccer & enrichment programs. Students typically participate 5 days per week, including 2 days of girls & boys soccer practices, 2 days of enrichment classes (poetry or civic leadership) & a soccer game day in which teams are transported to play other BPS schools.
Elementary students engage in One Hen lessons that focus on research, community outreach, activism, and reflection. Through this program, students use writing as a tool to affect positive change for themselves and others. Service projects motivate students to consider their relationship to social issues such as poverty, access to healthcare & education, disaster relief, and climate change.