To empower students to lead healthy lives, succeed academically, and inspire positive community engagement. AC Portland believes that by taking a holistic and comprehensive approach to youth development and focusing on the kids that need it most, it can make a positive impact on the next generation.
Bottom Line for Portland
In 2015, AC Portland helped more than 800 youth in need—100 percent of whom qualify for free or reduced lunch—with its free sports/fitness program. Eighty-one percent of participants improved or maintained their BMI percentile, and 79 percent improved or maintained their aerobic capacity.
“Through the game of soccer, this free after-school program and summer program supports hundreds of at-risk youth in developing critical life skills through coach mentors, family engagement and positive activities.” —U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-ORE.)
Soccer Shots will match the first $4,000 in G!G donations to Active Children Portland.