Transforming Communities Through Youth Sports
Active Children Portland keeps children active in their club, classroom, and community. Programming is an active and holistic approach to childhood development, which includes sports, creative writing, nutrition education, and service learning projects.
The organization began in 2011 with the vision to transform communities and serve hundreds of local students through youth sports. Programs focus on helping all participants to develop the confidence and life skills they need to succeed, building leadership experience, respect for self and others, teamwork, and a sense of belonging and community.
Today, Active Children Portland delivers 30 weeks of after-school programming to over 1,200 elementary and middle school students at thirty different schools throughout the Portland metro area. 94% of the children enrolled in our programs qualify for free or reduced lunches and over 80% come from communities of color.