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We Need You!

As the year draws to an end, I wanted to thank you for your past support in our mission to help children succeed! I am also writing to share some exciting news and to ask you for your continued support as we move into 2020.

As a supporter, you know that The Total Development Center believes that all kids are special, but unfortunately many fall through the cracks before they find that bridge to success.  By keeping students engaged in positive character building activities, we will keep them heading down what we call the “success road”.

We connect students to people, places, and programs for their journey through life.  Whether it be in a classroom, library gym, swimming pool, music room, fine arts room, dance studio, or on an athletic field…active engaged in positive character activities can find their bridge to personal success.

To help keep our schoolchildren active, we are excited to share that we have launched TDC “Fields for Champions, a program that will create champions on and off the field. The initiative is designed to provide supervised care for students to bridge the gap between the end of the school day and the end of the workday for parents.

“Fields for Champions” is about more than just scoring goals and playing games. It is an infusion of essential life skills activities that include after school tutoring, academic goal setting, mentoring, and physical activity.

Your financial support is needed to help us build turf fields throughout our local communities, provide funds for trained staff, after-school supplies, and outdoor sporting equipment.

With your support, we can impact our community in a lasting way by bringing our programs to kids in a fun, lively, and exciting after-school program!

Please join our team of supporters by donating today at this link!

Arena Fields For Developing A Champion’s Heart

The TDC is expecting 2020 to finally witness the installation of what we call “Arena Fields for Champions”.  This specially designed synthetic turf field is built on a footprint that is 100’ wide by 200’ long and when appropriate, we also surround the field with dasher board like you would find in an indoor soccer arena.  However, this is an outdoor field that may or may not be covered.  The purpose of providing an arena field is to provide a safe place where youth can run, play, and move their bodies in all sorts of exercise related activities under the supervision of 3 Dimensional Certified Coaches.  3D coaching views youth development through three dimensions: physical, mental, and spiritual.

Fewer and fewer kids are finding places where they can go after school and just have recreational fun and social acceptance without having to join an after school club or team, pay large registration fees, and then commit to daily/nightly practices, travel to tournaments, and the pressure of having to WIN in order to keep an active spot on the team’s roster.  The Total Development Center wants to partner with community advocates to provide an alternative where “All Kids Can Succeed”! We call these places “FIELDS FOR CHAMPIONS” and we have designed them to be used by Special Olympians, and students who are socially and or emotionally challenged, and needing help withstanding cyber bullying and relational isolation.  The TDC believes that all kids were born to win but unfortunately too many have been conditioned to lose the battle for self-worth, self-esteem, and emotional self-control. Youth that are willing to become victorious in confronting their own personal challenges are more than champions for a day.  They become champions for life and they learn the distinction between a Champ and a Chump is ….  U!

Champion comes from the Latin word campionem for “gladiator, fighter”.  The New World Dictionary of the American Language-Students Edition, says the word Champion is also related to the word campus, which is the field where the battle to be victorious takes place.  The TDC believes we all fight our own personal battles especially the battle to maintain a positive attitude. Therefore we aspire to provide fields for their personal “inside-out” battle and for after school mentoring and coaching. Any participant with a desire to learn and grow will benefit from spending time with our staff as we are committed to developing “A Champion’s Heart” regardless of age.

Fields For Champions!

The Total Development Center has launched a new initiative for 2015! We intend to develop “Fields For Champions!” at several sites around the Portland, Oregon area. Each field will give “exceptional students” a safe environment to play, exercise, and an opportunity to grow, develop, and build skills to last a lifetime. Please contact us at for more information or call us at 503-816-4220 if you would like more information about “Fields For Champions!” Donors, mentors, coaches, and volunteers are always welcome to assist our non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to HELPING ALL KIDS SUCCEED!