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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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Check out this poetry and artwork from one of our Poet-Athletes!!

By:Jasmine Archie 2-8-15 Cold Winter Nights I put on my jacket and my boots. Then, I yelled to my mom “See you soon!” I jump out the door, then I’m on my way out to the woods. It gets dark really fast and I go back inside. And my mom said to me I can still play outside. I put on a big smile

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Help Us Grow! Raise 2015

Active Children Portland is proud to announce RAISE 2015! Presented by Soccer Shots, Organic By Nature, Beef Northwest, and Pacific Foods. We hope you can join us at the adidas Village Conference Center and Lounge in North Portland on April 10th for an evening dedicated to honoring youth, creativity and sports. We’re putting together the roster for RAISE 2015, and we want you to be

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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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