Active Children Portland is proud to announce that on August 22nd, 2015 Glendoveer Golf & Tennis will host the first annual AC Portland FootGolf Shootout sponsored by adidas. FootGolf is a new, exhilarating sport that combines the rules of golf with the energy of soccer. This event promises to resonate exceptionally well with our passionate Portland sports fan base, and will provide funding for
Active Children Portland is currently seeking help with two different positions. We are looking for a Development Director and an Office Manager/Bookkeeper. If you are interested in either of these positions, please click these links Office Manager/Bookkeeping Development Director to read the job descriptions that include instructions for applying.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Last Thursday, students from Markham, Whitman, and Cesar Chavez Elementary Schools attended the Portland Trail Blazers game. The kids had a great time rooting the Blazers on to victory in a potential playoff match up against the Dallas Mavericks. Thank you to Make It Better, Adidas Basketball, Neighborhood House and Impact NW for making Thursday night possible. The students had a great time, and
One of our Active Children Portland basketball players, Kap, from Whitman Elementary School, was recently featured in a PSA with Portland Trailblazer’s all-star point guard Damian Lillard. Respect_Kap from Trail Blazers on Vimeo. Special thanks to The Portland Trailblazers Foundation and Damian Lillard for allowing us to participate. We would like to thank adidas basketball for the great uniforms and shoes for our teams.