One United USA + America Scores
The One United USA Supporters’ Club is one of the most pro-active groups of fans in North America. Their membership has grown exponentially over the last 21 years and spreads over 35 local chapters of supporters. Through their activities, large groups of American fans regularly make the trip across the Atlantic to visit the iconic Theatre of Dreams.
Principal Reggie Higgins, a One United USA member from The Ralph Bunche School in New York, spoke passionately about his love for United:
“For many American kids who grow up in economically underserved communities, they grow up with basketball players. When they come into my office they won’t see LeBron James but they will see Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, because they are my heroes!
“One of the reasons the kids know their Principal loves soccer is because there is this global connection to different groups of people and cultures. That reflects who we are as a school community.”
During the coronavirus lockdown the One United club has rallied around to watch matches via video call and have thrown their energies into supporting their chosen charity, America Scores.
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.
Principal Higgins went on to explain the importance of schools working with partners who can engage students both inside and outside the classroom:
“America Scores is more philosophically aligned to what we believe kids need. How can we give kids choice around topics and ideas that are meaningful to them?’ he said. “They provide a platform for kids to do community service projects but more importantly they do more of what I wished my teachers could do and that is asking, ‘How do you hook kids into learning?’”
Principal Higgins added: “America Scores exposes kids to developing poetry, taking them through the writing process of how they organise their ideas and thoughts, but also providing a platform for them to share their messages with the greater community.
“When you think about equity, those that need more should get more. America Scores fills that gap in spades. We’re very fortunate to have them as one of our key partners.”
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