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Everyone can build assets

Asset #9 – Service to Others Quyana began volunteering as a young child. She considers it a very significant part of her life. When she was 10, Quyana became a Junior Ambassador for St. Louis Park and at 17, became a Young Adult Ambassador. St. Louis Park Ambassadors are individuals chosen to represent the city through community…

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Enjoy the CF Anthem video

The video of the Children First Anthem: St. Louis Park – One of a Kind, is now available on our You Tube channel. There are two versions.  Click here to view the vocals only version. And check out the long-play version that includes the instrumental adaptation. The song was written for the 25th anniversary of…

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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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