Aldersgate Church & Asset Building

During the Healthy Communities Healthy Youth pre-conference session, Marjie Brodersen, Director of Christian Education and Youth, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, shared this information about how her church has embraced and incorporated asset building into its programs. These ideas came out of her meeting with a committee to intentionally view how things currently operate, how they…

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Back to School with assets

The Great Get Together back-to-school event for St Louis Park School District staff featured two super heroes with a reminder that schools and asset building do mix. Michael, co-chair of Children First and Mayor Jeff donned the super hero capes to focus staff on asset building as well as announce Children First’s 15th anniversary celebration…

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Asset Champs at school district

During the Great Get Together, Asset Champions representing all the schools and community centers in the district introduced themselves so people would know who their contact is. Kari Schwietering from the high school introduced herself, while Mary Juberian from Lenox Community Center and Kim Wieber duSaire from Park Spanish Immersion waited their turn.

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Asset study conducted with eating disorders patients at Park Nicollet

Asset Champion Shannon Simper-McCartney wondered about the influences that help adolescents grow into mentally healthy and happy individuals. As an Asset Champion from Park Nicollet’s Eating Disorders Institute, she has been trained on the 40 Development Assets. Are the influences different for patients who have eating disorders than it is for the general population? The…

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Upcoming events

Harvest Moon Coffee Shop exhibit of the Champions Coloring Book Young artists are decorating the super hero coloring pages and they are on display at Harvest Moon during the month of August. Harvest Moon is located at 5101 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park. Join us Thursday, August 21, for a gallery show when Asset Champions…

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Asset Building at Whole Learning School

By Asset Champion Ann RooneyAt the Whole Learning School, we use the 40 developmental assets as a guiding principal of our citizenship. One of the bigger events we do to showcase the asset builders is called Special Person Day. This asset builder falls in the external asset of support and the internal asset of commitment…

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Assets & ADHD

By Asset Champion Janice Sawinski As a member of The Children First Asset Champion Network and a Certified Life Coach working with teens that live with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), I was searching for a way to combine the asset training I’d received and my life coaching. I contacted Asset Champion Barb Nelson, the…

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Summary of April 29 meeting

Missed the quarterly gathering? Here’s a summary. Asset Champions shared their successes: – Becky from Westwood Hills Nature Center. One thing the Nature Center focuses on is the asset of “safety” after discovering from the young people who visit the nature center that having a safe outdoor experience is important to them. Becky has talked…

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