22 recognized at 21st annual Caring Youth Recogntion

Twenty-two young people were honored on April 27th during St Louis Park’s 21st annual Caring Youth Recognition. One hundred and fifty-five people attended this event to celebrate these young people for their spirit of caring and concern for others. Joan Steffend, Emmy award-winning journalist who worked at KARE 11 and was host of Decorating Cents…

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St. Louis Park youth have accessible health care

“Emily” is playing a spring sport. Her family has health insurance, but she didn’t plan ahead for her sports physical and now she can’t get an appointment to see her doctor. Her coach told her about Central Clinic. “David” and his family have always had health insurance, until recently, when his father became unemployed. David…

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Doubletree partners with Peter Hobart school

The Doubletree Park Place Hotel has a special relationship with Peter Hobart Primary Center. This fall four of their employees volunteered weekly with the Start the Day Reading program. The hotel employees worked with first through third grade students for an hour before school. Through the program, students have the chance to develop their reading…

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CRAVE makes itself known in SLP

CRAVE Restaurant opened a new location this fall at The Shops at the West End, the new development at I-394 and Highway 100. Along with their commitment to offering a great dining experience, they are committed to the community through Crave Cares, a program designed to ensure that CRAVE is intimately involved in the communities…

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Spread good cheer!

During the new year, spread good cheer with those around you by sharing information about the importance of building assets in young people. Need some ideas? Here are what some of Children First’s Asset Champions are doing. Union Congregational Church includes An Asset a Week in their bulletin. City/School Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Krzesowiak shares the…

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Sandwiches for a year

The 30 members of the Aquila Service Club led by Asset Champion Jen Beeman, made 365 sandwiches to feed the homeless. Service club members who are in first, second and third grades gave the sandwiches to a Minneapolis-based organization, 363 days. Aquila staff participated by making sandwiches or donating the sandwich supplies. The service club…

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A child’s hero

A young boy left Aquila Primary Center last week and took manners into his own hands by walking to child care, a trip he usually makes by bus. He was missing for two hours and his family, school staff and police were desperately combing the city to find him. An observant motorist noticed the 7-year-old…

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Asset Champ teaches others

Asset Champion and Peter Hobart Primary Center kindergarten teacher Nikki Daly was part of the SEEDS II, a diversity training that is offered in the St. Louis Park School District. During SEEDS II, participant groups are responsible for teaching one of the sessions based on a book. Nikki’s group selected Freedom Writers by Erin Gruwell….

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Young students lend a hand through Aquila Service Club

Aquila Service Club began in early spring of 2007 with the vision of providing an authentic service learning experience for first through third grade students. What better way to teach the International Baccelaurete (IB) attitudes and profiles and build Developmental Assets while exposing them to a more worldly way of life and instilling lifelong values?…

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