Sparking at the Search Conference

Search Institute’s 12th annual Healthy Communities Healthy Youth conference unveiled to an international community the new research on Sparks. Those who attended Children First’s 15th anniversary celebration got a preview about Sparks from Dr. Peter Benson, president of Search Institute. Seven people from St. Louis Park attended the conference in Minneapolis earlier this month with…

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Pre-conference session in St. Louis Park

People from across the globe had the chance to learn about how a community can stay attentive to the healthy development of young people during a pre-conference session held at St. Louis Park City Hall. The session’s focus was the creation of the Asset Champions Network. Pictured here: Mitch Claybourn, City of Fredericton, New Brunswick,…

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Memory from past Search Conference

As far as Children First is concerned, I certainly have quite a few memories. I think the defining moment for me though was when Luke and I went and stayed at the (Healthy Communities Healthy Youth) conference and along with a few others presented our program for training coaches. I think more than anything that…

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Children First hosts national & international guests

People from across the globe had the chance to learn about how a community can stay attentive to the healthy development of young people during a Healthy Communities Healthy Youth pre-conference session held at St. Louis Park City Hall. The conference was hosted by Search Institute. The session’s focus was the creation of the Asset…

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Children First Update

15 Years… Wow, thanks to everyone who celebrated 15 years of the St. Louis Park community putting Children First. If you missed the festivities and the comments by Dr. Peter Benson, president, Search Institute, do not despair.  Thanks to the city’s cable Civic Channel 17 the program is available On Demand. High speed internet is required…

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