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Keep your mind active with creative thinking and writing!

Travel through history and explore new places through online field trips!

Parents and guardians, click here for resources on food distribution, whole family activities, and more.

These activities and resources are meant for all kids and families, not just those enrolled in Active Children Portland after-school programs. Parents and adult caregivers, if you have the means to give during this time, please consider donating to keep these vital after-school services available for the kids and families who rely on them. Your gift will help keep kids in our communities, active, healthy, safe, and succeeding in school. Click here to make a donation that is meaningful to you. Thank you.

Our mission

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.

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30 weeks of after-school programming to over 1,200 under-served, urban elementary and middle school students at 28 different sites throughout the Portland metro area.

94% of the children enrolled in our programs qualify for free or reduced lunches. In fall and spring, we engage youth through America SCORES and Soccer for Success (US Soccer Foundation) programming, which integrates soccer, creative writing, nutrition education, and community service projects. In 2019 we added winter indoor programming for the first time, creating year-round mentor-led services for our local kids.

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