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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

Kid and Instructor working to make a craft together

Registration Update for the 2020-2021 School Year

Registration via the Lottery for the 2020-2021 school year is postponed at this time. We are working on a plan to reopen and safely operate for our community and staff. At this time, new families are welcome to submit an application to participate in the registration lottery, which may be held at a later date. Please be aware that submitting an application does not guarantee a place in our program. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.

SOAR AfterSchool 2020-2021 Lottery Application 

SOAR AfterSchool Handbook


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

Monday - Friday* | 3:15–6:00pm |  $137/month**  

SOAR AfterSchool is a school year program serving students from Chief Joseph and Boise-Eliot Elementary Schools. Students load buses from their schools and are met by staff at the bus stop across from Peninsula Park Community Center.

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
** Financial assistance is available. Click here to learn more.
** A non-refundable $40 Registration Fee is due at the time of enrollment.

To learn more, contact Laure Butera: 503-823-3153 • Laure.Butera@portlandoregon.gov


Typical Daily Schedule

  • 3:15-3:45pm- Arrive and Free Play in Gym or Playground
  • 3:45-4:00pm - Large Group Game
  • 4:00-4:20pm - Snack
  • 4:20-4:50pm - Homework
  • 4:50-5:45pm- Rotations (Arts, Crafts, Cooking, Science and More!)
  • 5:45-6:00pm - Free Time

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