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Boston Scores Creates Community Through Activity During Pandemic
With reports of students suffering from social isolation and fundraising efforts facing strong headwinds, Jamaica Plain-based BostonScores, one of the largest afterschool providers of the Boston Public School System, found an ingenious way to fill two needs with one deed. On June 1, the 20-year old organization started Boston Moves!, a campaign that allows individuals to form virtual teams around the goal of being active and raising critical funds for underserved Boston students. The campaign hit the nerve of the current times: Fifteen teams (and counting) are now competing with each other in the categories of most active minutes per week and most funds raised. Among them are the New England Revolution front office, Deloitte and Acadian Asset Management, as well as several groups of individuals. The most active team logged an average of 60 daily minutes of activity for each participant during the past week.