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Our mission

Active Children Portland’s mission is to empower students to lead healthy lives, succeed academically, and inspire positive community engagement. The organization began in 2011 with the vision to transform communities and serve hundreds of local students through youth sports. Active Children Portland program participants receive programming 30 weeks a year, 4 days per week, which keeps them active, healthy, and engaged in a positive and stable after-school environment.

Our programs focus on helping all participants to develop the confidence and life skills they need to succeed. We believe that by taking a holistic and comprehensive approach to youth-development, and by focusing on kids who need it the most, we CAN make a positive difference for the next generation.

Stand Together | Timbers help open new Aspen Highlands pitch in Gresham

Portland Timbers President of Business Mike Golub along with players Nat Borchers and Wade Hamilton were on hand as the Timbers helped open a new futsal pitch located at Aspen Highlands Park in Gresham, as part of a commitment made by Stand Together, MLS WORKS, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Southern New Hampshire University and adidas to build 20 mini-pitches in communities across North America.

Timbers Dedicate King’s Court

PORTLAND, Ore. – As part of the Fields For All partnership between the Portland Timbers’ community initiative, Stand Together, and Operation Pitch Invasion (OPI), King’s Court was unveiled today at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. Additionally, Stand Together provided a $25,000 grant to Active Children Portland in May, helping to provide sustainable programming for the fields and futsal courts being developed.

Join us for RAISE!

Active Children Portland’s Annual Gala Fundraiser

Join us for an evening of fun and celebration at this year’s RAISE gala benefiting Active Children Portland!

The night’s festivities include entertainment, dinner and drinks, and a meet and greet with some of your favorite Portland athletes. You’ll have the opportunity to witness the mission first-hand as our kids play a match on the pitch. Get involved in the action, bid on great silent auction items, and help support the mission during the paddle raise. 

During the program you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about Active Children Portland and help support this mission. You can help provide free after-school programming to under-served youth, giving them the life tools to develop self-confidence, leadership skills, and build healthy habits to serve them today and into the future.

Friday, September 22, 2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
adidas Village
5055 N Greeley Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Help us honor adidas for their commitment to reducing barriers between children and sports, both locally and around the globe.

HELP OUR KIDS

Tax Deductible Donations

30 weeks of after-school programming to over 600 under-served, urban elementary and middle school students at eleven different sites throughout the Portland metro area.

100% of the children enrolled in our programs qualify for free or reduced lunches. In fall and spring, we engage youth through America SCORES and Soccer for Success (US Soccer Foundation) programming, which integrates soccer, creative writing, nutrition education, and community service projects.

Our Basketball program allows athletes to learn the movements of sport but provides space for players to be creative and flexible. It is one of the few curriculum that focus on creating a love of the process of sport, not the outcome (winning and losing). Players enjoy playing more and it gives them the skills they need to play outside the context of organized basketball. Additionally, our program doesn’t take time away from the activity for character development. We have integrated all of that into the practice sessions used research based strategies. Our three primary youth development outcomes are conflict resolution, empathy building and goal settling. We believe that all of these are central to positive youth development.

ACTIVE CHILDREN PORTLAND

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Holistic education works!!

America Scores is a program that Active Children Portland has partnered with that integrates soccer, poetry and service-learning, with an approach that improves students’ health, academic achievement…

Players of the month!

Meet Active Children Portland’s players of the month.

Our Game. Together, We are Soccer!

One of our favorite thing about soccer is how it connects people from different backgrounds in a fun and meaningful way.

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