AC Portland

on Thursday, August 07, 2014 Posted in Stories, Happenings, School Partnership Network

AC Portland
Research has shown that during the summer, students fall behind in math and reading knowledge. One way in which AC Portland strives to bridge this gap is through incorporating creative writing sessions into soccer camps. Coaches have come up with creative ways to encourage these young players to continue writing throughout the summer.

AC 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 through youth sports. Today, AC Portland delivers 30 weeks of after-school programming to more than 600 under-served, urban elementary and middle school students at nine different sites throughout the Portland metro area.

In fall and spring, AC Portland engages youth through America SCORES and Soccer for Success (US Soccer Foundation) programming, which integrates soccer, creative writing, nutrition education, and community service projects. In January 2014, the program was expanded to include PeacePlayers International in the winter, a peacebuilding and leadership development curriculum that uses basketball to bring children together and teach proven tactics for improving communities. In the summer, AC Portland hosted four different soccer camps: the Stand Together Camp at Hacienda CDC, the Davis Elementary Soccer Camp, the New Columbia Soccer Camp, and the Adidas Soccer Camp.

For more information about AC Portland, contact: Yesenia Delgado, Program Fellow

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Office # 971-234-2755

Research has shown that during the summer, students fall behind in math and reading knowledge. One way in which AC Portland strives to bridge this gap is through incorporating creative writing sessions into soccer camps.  Coaches have come up with creative ways to encourage these young players to continue writing throughout the summer.

AC 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 through youth sports.  Today, AC Portland delivers 30 weeks of after-school programming to more than 600 under-served, urban elementary and middle school students at nine different sites throughout the Portland metro area.

In fall and spring, AC Portland engages youth through America SCORES and Soccer for Success (US Soccer Foundation) programming, which integrates soccer, creative writing, nutrition education, and community service projects. In January 2014, the program was expanded to include PeacePlayers International in the winter, a peacebuilding and leadership development curriculum that uses basketball to bring children together and teach proven tactics for improving communities. In the summer, AC Portland hosted four different soccer camps: the Stand Together Camp at Hacienda CDC, the Davis Elementary Soccer Camp, the New Columbia Soccer Camp, and the Adidas Soccer Camp.

 

For more information about AC Portland, contact:       Yesenia Delgado,  Program Fellow

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.               

Office # 971-234-2755