Plan to attend the Children First annual meeting on Thursday, March 11, 7-9 p.m. at Methodist Hospital in the lower level auditorium. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of CRAVE Restaurant.

The focus will be on Sparks, something inside a young person that gives him or her excited and gives their life meaning. Sparks can be a talent or skill, something they feel deeply about, or a quality they know is special.
The meeting will feature:
– A skit with Mayor Jeff Jacobs and high school student Jane.
– The premier of Search Institute’s Sparks video featuring St. Louis Park teens.
– A panel will discuss Sparks, what they are, why they’re important and how all of us can encourage their development. The panel will be emceed by youth co-chair Kelsey and feature Becky, Citizens Independent Bank, Oscar, St. Louis Park High School multicultural liaison and high school students Austin and Bria.
It’s free to attend, but you need to make a reservation by contacting Children First at

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