Welcome new Asset Champions!

More than 140 people have been trained as Children First Asset Champions. The 34 people in this photo are members of the Youth Development Committee (YDC). They were trained as Asset Champion during their retreat over the MEA break. Students range in age from 9 to 18 years. The group also included some adults. Thanks…

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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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Jenny moves on to fuel other passion

During the past 18 years, if you’ve visited the Rec Center, swam in the pool or played on a sports team, you probably have Jenny Buskey to thank. Although you may not know her, during her tenure Jenny has had a hand in virtually every aspect of the St. Louis Park’s Parks & Recreation Department….

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Seniors and teens connect

Asset Champion Mary Juberian knew it would be a win-win to help out the Robotics team at St. Louis Park High School. When the students need a wood shop to build the crate to ship their robot to the competition, Mary didn’t hesitate to help. Working with high school teacher Ann Jurewicz, Mary put the…

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Reading for Pleasure at SLP Library

Asset Champion Marcy Joseph from the Friends of the St. Louis Park Library shared ways this group supports asset building through library programs. Besides volunteering, the Friends of the Library provided nearly $3,000 for youth programming in 2008. The Friends support youth activities during the school year and the very busy summer months. They cover…

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Here’s how one Asset Champion, Lindsay Ruliffson, DCD Teacher, Cedar Manor Intermediate School, shared an asset building message with her colleagues. Happy Holidays staff! I want to take a few minutes of your time to acknowledge each of you as a member of this amazing staff. I have witnessed some exemplary acts of putting Children…

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Championing Minnesota students

Asset Champion Angie Eilers is working toward getting Minnesota to invest in Minnesota’s students. A St. Louis Park resident and mother of elementary-aged children, Angie is also Research and Policy Director for an economic think tank in St Paul, Growth & Justice. She has been directing a broad-based education effort to get Minnesota to invest…

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