Thanks to everyone who made this year’s Children First Ice Cream Social presented by Citizens Independent Bank a success!  The weather didn’t keep us from celebrating the grand opening of the Recreation Outdoor Center (ROC) at the St. Louis Park Recreation Center. Save the date for our 25th annual event: Sunday, May 20, 2018.

Check out photos here.

Thanks to our major sponsors:
Triple scoop: Citizens Independent Bank
Double scoop: Park Nicollet – Foundation, Pediatrics & Family Medicine
Single scoop: AAA MinneapolisDiscover St. Louis Park and St. Louis Park Hockey Association


Thanks to our “All the Toppings” Sponsors.
Allianz Life
City of St. Louis Park – Parks & Recreation Dept.
Gleason Printing
Japs-Olson Company
Lunds & Byerly’s
Sebastian Joe’s
St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts
St. Louis Park Lions Club
St. Louis Park Rotary Club

Champions Breakfast

We are the Champions: continuing the Children First tradition!

Celebrating the 25-year tradition of Children First has never been more fun. This year’s Champions Breakfast drew more people and more money was raised that ever before. You can catch the highlights.

Video with spoken word poet only

Photos from the event courtesy of Jackie Adelmann Photography


Asset Champion Training

Training dates in 2017

    • Wed., January 18, 5 – 9 p.m.
    • Wed., February 15, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Wed., March 22, 1 – 5 p.m.
    • Thurs., April 20, 5 – 9 p.m.
    • Wed., May 31, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Reservations are required and can be made with this link.

The four-hour interactive training provides background on Children First, the importance of the 40 assets and allows time for participants to develop asset-building strategies. The training is free and open to those committed to building assets in St. Louis Park youth. NOTE: Children First is refreshing its training. After the May 31 training, there will be no training until the fall. Stay tuned for more information.

Invite us to speak to your group.

Representatives are available to speak to groups in St. Louis Park about Children First. Presentations are of varying lengths.


Contact Children First to find out more. 


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