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Snippets from Oct. 29 Asset Champions Gathering

The World Cafe format was used during the October 29th Asset Champions Network Gathering. The format is designed to foster real conversation which also helps build communitiy in our asset building work. This makes it impossible to summarize all the great discussion, but here are some snippets from the meeting. – Growing connections with kids…

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Quartery Gathering & Trainings

The next Quarterly Gathering of the Asset Champions Network is Monday, October 29, 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Knollwood Place Apartments. All Asset Champions, and would-be Asset Champions, are invited to participate. Knollwood Place Apartments are part of the Ackerberg campus located behind the Knollwood Target at 3630 Phillips Parkway. Why attend? – Get to…

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Champion Charge – Summary

Champions who came: Marilyn, Barb, Kari, Tom, Susan, Margaret, Mary, Brad, Mick, Wes. Champion Charges are informal gatherings where Asset Champions can connect and share ideas. • I’m being more cognizant of saying hi to kids of all ages. Find out one thing they are interested in. Compliment them or ask about that interest.• Many…

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Nominate someone to be in the Children First coloring book!

Children First is looking for real-life champions to be part of its first ever Asset Champions Coloring Book. The criteria is simply that the person you nominate must live, volunteer or work in St. Louis Park, MN, and be a young person’s “asset champion” performing and or promoting any of the 40 Developmental Assets. There…

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Back to School and building assets

St. Louis Park School District had a Great Get Together to kick off the new school year. The gathering included an appearance by Asset Champion Man and his sidekick and the premiere of a new song, The St. Louis Park. The lyrics by Paul Dillenberger are below. See our photo album for more pictures. The…

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Congratulations to Bob Ramsey recipient of the Gil Braun Community Service Award from Rotary

Children First Asset Champion Dr. Robert D. (Bob) Ramsey received the 2007 Gil Braun Community Service Award from The Rotary Club of St. Louis Park. Bob has been active in the St. Louis Park community for nearly 40 years with much of his focus on making it a better place for young people. Bob retired…

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Have you received a “someone special” postcard? Tell us about it!

This spring Children First introduced new postcards. They are intended to be sent to special people who build assets in the lives of youth. The postcards first appeared at the Ice Cream Social and then 2,000 were handed out at the Parktacular parade in June. They will also be circulated by local organizations. Tell us…

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Asset Champions please share!

There are 82 trained Asset Champions from all types of St. Louis Park organizations!!! Asset Champions please share what you are doing by posting on this blog. Your ideas will help others think of ways they can spread the Children First message and build assets in kids. No idea is too small or simple…start sharing!!!

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Parktacular Parade

Join Children First at the Parktacular parade. Walk the route and hand out our new postcards to parade goers. The parade is Saturday, June 16 at noon. Line up is in the neighborhood south of Miracle Mile. Respond and let us know if you will be part of it. Invite your friends and family too!

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Welcome to our Blog

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