Children First comes alive through committed individuals in the community.
Children First Champion Training. If you want to be active in the Children First initiative, this training is for you. This training educates you about Children First AND requires a commitment to help the initiative flourish in St. Louis Park. Choose one of the training dates.
- Wed. December 5, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Wed., January 16, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Wed., March 20, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
– Those who live, work or volunteer in St. Louis Park.
– Individuals committed to the healthy development of our youth in St. Louis Park.
– Volunteers who will make a commitment to share the Children First message among St. Louis Park adults they know.
Children First’s goal is that by 2022, 4 out of 5 households will know about Children First and the important role they play in helping youth thrive. Children First Champions help meet this goal.
Children First Champion training occurs in two parts. It begins with a 4-hour session covering the history of Children First, its research base (the 40 Development Assets), and the role of Children First Champions. Following the first session, you will receive sign-up information for a 90-minute Action Planning Session where you will set two action steps to spread the message through your sphere of influence. Children First Champions are required to participate in both sessions, and make a commitment to spreading the word among St. Louis Park adults. Make a reservation for the FREE 4-hour session with this link.
Save the date:
The 2019 Champions Breakfast
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7:00 – 8:15 a.m.
Doubletree Park Place Hotel
Reservations will open in January.
No fee to attend. This is a fundraiser so you will be asked to make a donation.
This is Children First’s annual gathering to celebrate our commitment to young people in St. Louis Park. It gathers civic leaders, business people, organizational representatives and residents to hear about and support the initiative.
Check out the 2018 breakfast video where Van Hong spoke about the support he felt growing up in St. Louis Park. He is now a role model for St. Louis Park young people. See photos from the breakfast here. Photos courtesy of Jackie Adelmann Photography.
Plan to join us for the 26th Annual Children First Ice Cream Social presented by Citizens Independent Bank on Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2:00 -5:00 p.m. at the St. Louis Park Rec Center. Enjoy FREE ice cream cones, entertainment and exhibits by local organizations. Check back in the spring for more information.
The 2018 event was made possible due to the generosity of our major sponsors.
Triple Scoop: Citizens Independent Bank
Double Scoop: Park Nicollet Foundation, Pediatrics & Family Medicine