Active Children Portland provides vital after-school programming for kids in under-served communities. Due to school closures and isolation, more kid and families need activities to support physical, mental, and intellectual health.

With help from our partners such as the US Soccer Foundation, OHSU, and Providence Health and Services, we’ve put together activities to keep kids moving and thriving during these challenging times. These fun exercises and games are meant for any family who is looking for extra activities and engagement for their kids!

Educators and coaches, we have more tailored and cumulative curriculum available to support your student’s or team’s learning. Contact Kimberly Bergstrom at kimberly@acportland.org for more information!

Get moving with these soccer videos, exercises, games, and challenges!

Stay healthy with these fun tips and activities!

Keep your mind active with creative thinking and writing!

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

Our mission

Active Children Portland addresses inequities in youth and community wellness and academics through mentor-led after-school programming for underserved kids in the Portland Metro.

Our mission is to empower students to lead healthy lives, succeed academically, and inspire positive community engagement by bridging gaps within communities who have historically been marginalized.

Active Children Portland programs focus on developing the life skills that each child needs to succeed in school and beyond. The approach to youth-development results in greater academic engagement, improved health and wellness, and increased interest in community involvement. Soccer, nutrition, creative writing, and service learning programming is delivered 4 days per week, 30 weeks a year; keeping under-represented children active, healthy, and engaged in a positive, safe, and stable after-school environment.

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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.

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.

Premier Sponsors

HELP OUR KIDS

Tax Deductible Donations

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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