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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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SOAR AfterSchool Program

Space is currently available for students registered at Sitton and Astor Elementary schools. Students registered at James John Elementary School can contact the Community Center to be added to the waitlist. 

Student Oriented Afterschool Recreation (SOAR) AfterSchool Program | Grades K-5

A school year program serving James John, Astor and Sitton Elementary Schools. We provide bus transportation from Astor and Sitton Elementary. Students attending James John Elementary are escorted from the school to the community center immediately following dismissal.

The SOAR Program is an enriching environment with entertaining and challenging activities that enhance children's development and promote self-esteem. Enjoy opportunities such as homework assistance, sports, games, social interaction, arts, crafts, education, and time making new friends. SOAR does not operate on PPS non-school days.

2:15-6:00 pm | Monday - Friday | $174/month. 
Financial assistance is available. Inquire at the SJCC office for more information.

Contact Kim Birch to learn more at 503-823-3192 or

Please, be prepared with the following at the time of registration:

AfterSchool Handbook

After School Program Handbook

Participant Agreement Form

After School Program Participant Agreement Form