America SCORES Milwaukee: Judging panel announced for 2011 America Scores MIlwaukee poetry slam!

Contact: Kate Carpenter, Executive Director

414.881.1189

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MILWAUKEE, WI (November 8, 2011) – America SCORES Milwaukee, an affiliate of America SCORES, a national organization that works to enrich the lives of urban youth through regular participation in soccer, creative writing and service learning, announced its panel of guest judges for its eighth annual Poetry Slam! to be held Friday, November 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Lincoln Avenue Elementary School (1817 W. Lincoln Avenue).

Participants on the panel include:
* Nahid Keltner, Cotter Consulting Group Manager
* Evan McNeley, Milwaukee Wave Defender
* Nick Perera, Milwaukee Wave Midfielder/Forward
* Dr. Angela Sorby, Marquette University Associate Professor of English
* Scott Steele, TMJ4 Meteorologist/Reporter

“Supported by the Marlo Foundation, the Poetry Slam! inspires children by giving them an opportunity to read aloud, in front of their peers, teachers, and families, the poems they wrote in their SCORES programming sessions,” said Kate Carpenter, America SCORES Milwaukee Executive Director. “It’s a wonderful way to see how our program positively impacts our community’s students as the children take their turn at the microphone on stage, and we’re very appreciative of our judges’ commitment and support.”

Category winners, who will be determined by the judges, will compete in December to vie for two spots to compete in the National SCORES Poetry Slam! in Spring 2012.

For more information about America SCORES Milwaukee, visit americascoresmke.org .

ABOUT AMERICA SCORES MILWAUKEE

America SCORES is the premier, nationwide youth development non-profit organization that provides urban students an outcome-based, innovative and well-integrated program using soccer, poetry, and service learning. The organization inspires urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world. America SCORES Milwaukee, one of the 15 cities America SCORES operates in, serves 160 students ages 8-11 in five urban Milwaukee schools. For more information, visit americascoresmke.org .