CF News

Ice Cream & Mother’s Day

  The 25th Annual Children First Ice Cream Social presented by Citizens Independent Bank is set for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, 2-5 p.m. in the ROC at the St. Louis Park Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive. Stop by for FREE Sebastian Joe’s and kosher ice cream cones, entertainment and hands-activities. Make a Mother’s Day…

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Park innovation adopted nationally

National Public Radio shared a story last week that people in St. Louis Park have known for a long time. Teens do better when they know adults care about them. The Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR) program was created in 1998 by then freshmen counselor Angela Jerabek as a means to smooth the transition to…

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Everyone can build assets

Asset #3 – Other Adult Relationships  Several years ago, when volunteering in a mentoring program with College Possible students at St. Louis Park High School, I met Sagal, an impressive high school senior.  I work in the St. Louis Park Police Department. Sagal was planning to major in Criminal Justice, so I encouraged her to…

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Thanks community!

Thanks to the support of the St. Louis Park community, more than $87,000 was raised at the seventh annual Champions Breakfast on March 1. Thanks to all the wonderful individuals and organizations that made this event possible. Your ongoing support places young people at the center of the St. Louis Park community. Funds are being…

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Become a Children First Champion

Children First comes alive through its volunteers: Children First Champions. Champions are educated on the Children First philosophy AND make a commitment to help the initiative flourish in St. Louis Park. Who? – Those who live, work or volunteer in St. Louis Park; –  Committed to the healthy development of our kids; – and, who…

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March 1: Champions Breakfast

Community and kids! Join the St. Louis Park community at the seventh annual Children First Champions Breakfast, Thursday, March 1 to support the community’s culture around raising healthy, thriving youth. The breakfast is held at the DoubleTree Park Place from 7:00 – 8:15 a.m. Children First engages adults in St. Louis Park to actively participate in…

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Champions Breakfast leadership gifts

Encourage others through your generosity. Provide a leadership gift for the seventh annual Children First Champions Breakfast. These gifts provide  funds encouraging breakfast guests. Leadership gift match other gifts dollar-for-dollar. This premiere event gives your organization exposure to St. Louis Park’s top civic leaders, business people and community members. Find out more by with this…

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Action Planning Sessions

Asset Champions are moving Children First’s bold strategic goals forward by participating in Action Planning Sessions during the month of January. Children First is intent on spreading its message throughout the St. Louis Park community. The goal is that by 2022, 4 out of 5 St. Louis Park households will know about the important role…

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