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The Century Council highlights DC SCORES Executive Director Amy Nakamoto for dedication to youth
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The Century Council highlights DC SCORES Executive Director Amy Nakamoto for dedication to youth

 This summer, The Century Council (TCC), in celebrating its 20th anniversary, is honoring 20 individuals nationally “who have committed their careers and lives to our country's youth, health, safety, and fostering lasting, positive change.”

Amy Nakamoto, the Executive Director of DC SCORES — an after-school program in the District that combines soccer, poetry and service-learning to serve over 800 students in 26 elementary and middle schools — was chosen for making such a difference.

In May, Nakamoto met with the Century Council while watching a DC SCORES middle school soccer game to discuss what makes her passionate about helping to shape the lives of the District’s youth.

“One of the most amazing gifts we can give a young person is the gift of a team with supportive coaches and a safe emotional and physical space,” Nakamoto said.

“I believe that every child should grow up with experiences and activities that foster creativity, passion, a healthy lifestyle, and concrete skills that will carry them through to adulthood. A positive team is the glue that binds those experiences together and allows young people to develop confidence and character.”

The Century Council has been a tremendous supporter of DC SCORES, including recently donating $1,500 to help fund three ongoing soccer and arts summer camps that are free for low-income District youth.

“Our partnership with The Century Council is incredibly important for general outreach to youth and I think that Ask, Listen, Learn and the overall message TCC is promoting is really about how to treat oneself and how to make smart decisions,” Nakamoto said.

To view Nakamoto’s profile and watch videos on what inspires her, visit the Century Council's "20 People to Watch" website.

Visit www.DCSCORES.org to learn more about the organization.

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