Newest Asset Champs

Meet the two newest Children First Asset Champions, Karin DeZiel, who works in youth services for St. Louis Park Community Education and Carol Kvasnik, director of volunteer services for Sholom Community Alliance. They join 140 other community members in the Asset Champions Network committed to making St. Louis Park the best place on the planet…

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Happy Holidays Asset Champions!

Happy Holidays to you! Thanks for all you do to support our youth in St. Louis Park. Asset Champions, and anyone interested in learning more about the Asset Champions Network and Children First, are invited to participate in these meetings in the new year. Champion ChargeTuesday, January 5, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.Starbucks at Excelsior &…

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Welcome new Asset Champions!

More than 140 people have been trained as Children First Asset Champions. The 34 people in this photo are members of the Youth Development Committee (YDC). They were trained as Asset Champion during their retreat over the MEA break. Students range in age from 9 to 18 years. The group also included some adults. Thanks…

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Welcome new Asset Champions!

Twelve new Asset Champions were trained this fall. Asset Champions participate in 2.5 hour training. Then Asset Champions educate others around them about the assets, determine ways they (or their organizations) already build assets in youth and consider ways to strengthen asset building efforts. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in becoming…

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Jenny moves on to fuel other passion

During the past 18 years, if you’ve visited the Rec Center, swam in the pool or played on a sports team, you probably have Jenny Buskey to thank. Although you may not know her, during her tenure Jenny has had a hand in virtually every aspect of the St. Louis Park’s Parks & Recreation Department….

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Children First gatherings

Don’t miss these opportunities to connect with other Asset Champions. Champion ChargeWed., January 14 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Qdoba Mexican Grill at Excelsior & Grand, 4712 Excelsior Blvd.You have to eat lunch, so stop by this informal Champion Charge. Grab a burrito or salad and chat with other Asset Champions. Facebook Training: A session…

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15 reasons to celebrate 15 years

15 reasons why we should celebrate Children First’s 15th anniversary… Those who attended the 15th anniversary celebration shared ways that they see the Children First philosophy alive in St. Louis Park. Here are 15 of their examples. 1. St. Louis Park High School has the 9th grade asset building program to smooth the transition of…

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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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