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Active Children Portland Hosts Coaches Training for Fall 2015

On Friday, September 18th, Active Children Portland hosted our annual Fall Coach-Mentor training session at adidas. Friday’s training session allowed AC Portland staff to prepare 20 new coaches for the upcoming Fall 2015 soccer season. With help from staff and volunteers, Active Children Portland Program Manager Jared Hoffman led the coaches through conversations in the classroom, and then through an on field practice demonstration.

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“Be The Best Me I Can Be” Music Video

PORTLAND OR – HAVE YOU LISTENED YET?! Check out “Be The Best Me I Can Be” written and performed by Dave Berg, Tony Esterly and the America Scores Portland / AC Portland students of Davis Elementary. We’re thrilled to have been part of such an amazing experience! The song was recorded at Kung Fu Bakery Recording Studios. Video by Michael Blake; Premiered with Lydia’s

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1st Annual FootGolf Shootout a Success

  On Saturday, August 22nd, Active Children Portland hosted our first annual AC Portland FootGolf Shootout Sponsored by adidas. 113 players participated in the tournament at Glendoveer Golf Course. The Shootout was a huge success. Thank you for helping us raise $11,000! We’re already looking forward to next year’s event! “It was so much fun!  Everyone was having a great time and thanks to

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AC Portland All-Stars
Molly wearing her uniform with pride!

Holistic education works!!

Molly Cogburn-Fary is a 5th grader at Markham Elementary. This is Molly’s third year being part of the America Scores program. Based on her gifts and passions, there is not a better program for her than America Scores. America Scores is a program that AC Portland has partnered with that integrates soccer, poetry and service-learning, with an approach that improves students’ health, academic achievement

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Meet Kap!!

Meet Kapatisok Laila. Kap is a 5th grader at Whitman Elementary. He tells us the story of how he has basically been playing Basketball before even walking. He got his first Basketball when he was only one year old, since then his passion for the sport has only grown. When he was seven years old, he started playing on rec teams. This is his

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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. Donovan and Jesus are both fifth graders at James John Elementary. The love and support they have for one another is contagious. Their entire team is fun and supportive with one another. It is great team chemistry!   Donovan is a 5th

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Miguel getting ready for practice

Miguel Torres

Miguel Torres, is a second grader who is doing AC Portland, Soccer for Success program for the first time. He moved to Portland last year with his parents from Morelos, Mexico to seek a different lifestyle. Miguel is still working really hard on learning English. Although, it has been challenging he wants to feel included through communicating with his teachers and fellow students. However,

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