“America SCORES continues to inspire and lead the way with their innovative programs — I couldn’t be prouder to be the recipient of their inaugural Commitment Award."
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 25, 2016
America SCORES, a national leader in urban after school programming, today announced it would honor Boxed Wholesale CEO Chieh Huang with the inaugural Commitment Award at the 10th Annual National Poetry SLAM! April 11th. Huang made news last year for offering to pay college tuition for the children of all Boxed employees.
Huang will be honored at the largest event of the year for SCORES, an elementary and middle school program that integrates soccer, poetry, and service learning for over 10,000 low-income youth at 175 schools in North America. The Commitment Award reflects one of the organization’s core values and is given to an individual who is dedicated to youth empowerment and education.
“America SCORES is proud to honor Chieh with the Commitment Award,” said National Executive Director Holly O’Donnell. “By spotlighting his leadership and commitment to education, we hope to inspire other companies to invest in and create more opportunities for children across the country.”
Founded in 2013, Boxed has taken the best elements of the wholesale shopping experience and folded it into one innovative, cutting edge mobile app that allows consumers direct-to-their-door access to all of their favorite warehouse club products, without membership fees. The company currently delivers to anywhere in the Continental USA, and has raised over $136 million in funding to date. Honoring Huang at the SLAM! is the beginning of several initiatives between Boxed and SCORES.
“You can’t overtly see it, but I’m the product of the mentors, educators and community members that went the extra mile,” says Huang. “America SCORES continues to inspire and lead the way with their innovative programs — programs that I wish we had access to when I was growing up. I couldn’t be prouder to be the recipient of their inaugural Commitment Award."
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the National Poetry SLAM! showcases the power of America SCORES to improve lives while celebrating the achievements of outstanding elementary school youth. From thousands of students who audition and perform at local poetry slams throughout the fall and winter, 13 are selected by America SCORES coaches to win a trip to New York City and perform their original poetry.
The event serves as a benefit for America SCORES, with proceeds raised to bring more after school opportunities to elementary and middle school youth in underserved urban communities around the country. Sponsors include Volkswagen Group of America, Insperity, Broadridge, Tradeweb, the Sak Brand Group, and Soccer.com. Over 200 people are expected to attend the event at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea, with hundreds more live streaming it online.
For more information on how to watch the SLAM! online, visit AmericaSCORES.org/SLAM.
About America SCORES:
A national nonprofit, America SCORES serves over 10,000 students at more than 175 public and charter schools in 14 major cities. Its mission is to inspire urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world. The program achieves this mission through daily after school and summer programming that combines soccer, poetry and service-learning. America SCORES students, 85 percent of whom live below the poverty line, improve academically, increase physical fitness, and have a greater sense of confidence and belonging. Learn more at http://www.americascores.org.
About Boxed Wholesale:
Founded in 2013, Boxed has taken the best elements of the wholesale shopping experience and folded it into one innovative, cutting edge mobile app that allows consumers direct-to-their-door access to all of their favorite warehouse club products, without membership fees. Boxed brings convenience and savings to on-the-go consumers who don’t have the time, means or patience to shop at a brick and mortar big box club. The elegantly-designed iPhone and Android app offers bulk-sized goods at pint-sized prices, and is completely free to download and use.
Boxed does all the heavy lifting, delivering a rich array of wholesale items directly to doorsteps across the continental United States in two days or less. The brand’s innovative discovery-based design recreates the fun of the treasure hunt experience with a curated selection of everyday essentials that consumers love including household staples, health and beauty supplies, office pantry items, groceries and a wide variety of organic and green products.