More than two decades ago local leaders and residents chose to make St. Louis Park, Minnesota, a community that through its decisions and actions put Children First. It started in March 1992, when the school superintendent spoke to The Rotary Club of St. Louis Park sharing the challenges facing young people and their families. Two entrepreneurs who were members of the club sought a way to address those challenges.
What transpired was the creation of a partnership among the business, city, faith, health and education communities bringing the community together to support youth—intentionally making connections and building assets.
- Is a philosophy rather than a program.
- Focuses on positive character-building traits.
- Targets all St. Louis Park youth, birth through 18 years old.
- Calls everyone to support our young people.
We are committed to a community-wide effort focused on building our young people’s strengths.
All young in St. Louis Park have care and support they need to thrive.
Our purpose is to engage caring adults, families, and organization to help young people develop their strengths.
We have a talented and varied group that make up our team that oversees Children First.