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#RAISE2015 a Success!

On Friday, April 10th, Active Children Portland hosted their annual #RAISE fundraiser at the adidas Village Conference Center & Lounge. On a night dedicated to celebrating youth creativity and athletics, 120 attendees came together to raise over $40,000. Thanks to these donations, and to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention grant Active Children Portland received through the US Soccer Foundation, we’re proud

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Why is AC Portland Programming different?

This basketball season AC Portland developed a new curriculum to implement at our sites. All the different schools took part in our boys and girls leagues, and the Markham Elementary girls team made it all the way to the finals! This year we spent lot of time developing a new kind of way to look at the sport of basketball. AC Portland designed the

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AC Portland Hosts Spring Coaches Training

Active Children Portland held an annual training session designed to prepare coaches for the spring soccer program on Friday, March 20th. This daylong session was an opportunity for the 30 attendees, including coaches from AC Portland’s 11 different sites, to come together to learn about AC Portland’s program model, curriculum, and best practices. AC Portland Executive Director Ben Dudley and Program Manager Jared Hoffman led

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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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Emily Neve

This SUN class really showed our youngsters how incredible and rewarding it can be to express themselves through their own voice and composition.”

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Dallas Anderson

Dallas Anderson

Her strength as a leader, her ability to demonstrate good sportsmanship, and her engaging poetry performances helped her to be selected as one of the two students who traveled to New York last April for participation in the America SCORES National Poetry SLAM!

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