More kids than ever need your support this year

That’s why Cricket Wireless and Active Children Portland are partnering to keep kids physically and mentally active this back-to-school season. With school closures and remote learning, many kids don’t have access to resources to keep them moving, connected, and engaged in learning. Cricket Wireless is collecting supplies to help our kids stay healthy and succeed academically.

You can help! Drop off a new outdoor or creative activity or game at your local Cricket Wireless store today through September 20th.
Needed items include:

  • Sports Equipment
  • Arts and Crafts Supplies
  • Legos
  • Electronics
  • Outdoor activities such as hula hoops, jump ropes, badminton
  • Whole family engagement activities such as board games, gardening, and cooking kits – any of these in Spanish are ideal!

Click here to find the Cricket Wireless store nearest you

Or click here to donate directly to Active Children Portland

Together, we will help make sure kids have all the resources they need to learn, play, and grow!

Thank you to Cricket Wireless for their commitment to “Happier, Healthier Youth” in our communities!

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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