CF News

Aug. 5: Tim Titus Day!

Tim Titus served up Developmental Assets along with coffee for more than 15 years as a barista at the Starbucks at Excelsior & Grand. To recognize Tim, a cherished community treasure who retired in July,  the St. Louis Park City Council honored him by proclaiming August 5 as Tim Titus Day. We asked him to…

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We’ve moved!

The Children First office moved this month, along with the St. Louis Park Public Schools District Office, to 6311 Wayzata Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416. As a community partner, the school district houses the Children First office. In November, St. Louis Park voters passed a $100.9 million bond referendum which is being used for…

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Children First Anthem

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Children First Ice Cream Social, the Children First Anthem was created: St. Louis Park – One of a Kind. St. Louis Park singer/songwriter Dan Israel, who is a Park graduate, worked with high school students to write a song befitting of growing up in the community. The song…

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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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