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Spring Frenzy Recap

Active Children Portland held our annual Spring Frenzy at Providence Park on Saturday, May 16th. Over 160 students came out to participate in drills, skill stations, and scrimmages. The kids were thrilled to have the opportunity to play on the same field as the Portland Timbers and Thorns! We utilized the entire soccer field as Active Children Portland staff and coaches led students through

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Meet our “Bonafied” player of the week!! Bona Kalil

Bona Kalil is a 4th grader at Cesar Chavez school. Soccer is Bona’s favorite sport and this is his 4th year in our program. Bona was born and raised in Ethiopia. He moved to the United States when he was five and at the time could not speak English. Playing soccer was a way for him to connect with others and make friends in

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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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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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