Active Children Portland is celebrating 10 years of being committed to the community! During that time we’ve worked to reduce barriers to sports, increase health and nutrition opportunities, enrich academic engagement, and provide a safe, mentor-led after-school environment for kids in under-served communities.
We started with soccer for 100 kids at six schools. Since then, we’ve expanded to serve 32 metro area schools and sites for over 1,200 kids annually. Not only have the numbers grown, but also the scope of services. We’ve added custom nutrition programming from the OHSU School of Nutrition, creative writing, service learning projects, STEM-based social entrepreneurship, camps, and even roller derby through an empowering partnership with Rose City Rollers.
Over the next 10 years, our goals are to serve more kids and provide even higher quality academic, health, and sport experiences. We want to get and retain more girls in the game. We want to hire more coaches representing the kids in our programs. We want to improve health programs and increase access to healthy foods.
We can’t get there without you Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the inspiring kids in our programs by getting involved. Click below to learn more about 10 ways Active Children Portland has been active in our communities for the past 10 years and how you can help.
Active Children Portland programming is free for all participants and schools. In order to provide these vital services, we rely on individuals, businesses, and community partners for all funding. Find out how you can help support healthy kids and communities!