AC Portland - Transforming Communities Through Youth Sports. Our programs teach creative writing, nutrition eduction through sports.
Student achievement and overall youth health is in trouble, especially among ‘high-risk’ communities. At the same time, the schools and agencies charged to help are facing daunting budget cuts. NOW is the time for creative, cost-effective strategies to help!
AC Portland began in 2011 with the vision to transform communities and serve hundreds of local students through youth soccer. We provide this through two highly successful national programs, theUS Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success Program and the America SCORES program. "Soccer for Success provides children in underserved urban communities with structured physical activity, nutrition education and mentorship - at no cost to their families." The America Scores program encompasses soccer, creative writing, and service learning, To inspire urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.
To ring in the New Year, AC Portland launched its first basketball program. Serving two schools in the Portland area, Oliver Elementary and Caesar Chavez. AC Portland is very excited about this new venture and so far the season has been running smoothly. The basketball program is based on the Portland Trail Blazers Respect Campaign and will run for 10 weeks. Long-term the program is hoping to expand to serve all of AC Portland’s sites.
AC Portland program participants receive programming 4 days per week, which keeps them active, healthy, and engaged in a positive and stable after-school activity. Both the US Soccer Foundation’s Soccer For Success Program and America SCORES program 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 programming, and by focusing on kids who need it the most, we CAN make a positive difference both for the next generation.
To join AC Portland in the fight for student achievement, donate! You can also volunteer with us by visiting our website: www.acportland.org
It’s up to YOU to offer Portland area youth the support they need to develop their talents and change our world.
Learn, Serve, Play!