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.