Transforming Communities Through Youth Soccer

AC Portland supplies the tools to empower students to lead healthy lives, succeed academically, and inspire positive community engagement.

We 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:

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“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. 

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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.

Learn more about AC Portland at http://acportland.org