Welcome to Children First
Children First is really about changing the behavior of adults toward young people. We need everyone on the team to raise healthy youth! Use the positive lens of the 40 Developmental Assets focusing on the experiences, expectations and relationships young people need to thrive.
In the spring of 1993, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, began transforming how the community viewed its young people. Children First was born out of a partnership among the education, faith, city, health and business communities. Learn about the Children First’s efforts and the 40 assets and determine where you fit in.
Assets depicted visually
Click the image to download a small version of our poster for you to print and share with friends and family. This was created by individuals representing 40 community organizations. Each drawing portrays one of the 40 assets.