Our Clippings


friedmanbookThomas Friedman, St. Louis Park native, New York Times columnist, and author, features Children First in his newest book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimists’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration. Tom considers all the forces creating accelerated change in our world. He revisits his hometown and explores how communities can create a “topsoil of trust” to anchor their increasingly diverse and digital populations.




handbookA Children First case study is included in educational handbook.





Children First is a story from the field as the author asserts that relationships between education, community and democracy are inseparable and the education is broader than schooling.





978-1-4419-5743-6_Cover_PrintPDF.inddChildren First’s work is explored in this book, which examines how youth development and community development intersect and influence one another.





2012bestsealSt. Louis Park is the only community in Minnesota named six consecutive times as one the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance.





allkidsSt. Louis Park was Search Institute’s pilot community in implementing the asset-building philosophy. Children First is included in this book that considers the power of community when people unite around the healthy development of young people.





osgoodChildren First was featured on The Osgood File, March,1997.






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