Parktacular Parade 2010

Thanks to all the volunteers from Children First and the Youth Development Committee who participated in the Parktacular Parade to promote Sparks. The unit played boom whackers and chanted about Sparks and got the crowd keeping the beat. A Spark is a special quality, skill or interest that lights us up. When young people know…

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Sandwiches for a year

The 30 members of the Aquila Service Club led by Asset Champion Jen Beeman, made 365 sandwiches to feed the homeless. Service club members who are in first, second and third grades gave the sandwiches to a Minneapolis-based organization, 363 days. Aquila staff participated by making sandwiches or donating the sandwich supplies. The service club…

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St. Louis Park teens share insights during panel

A new study, Teen Voice 2009: The Untapped Strengths of 15-Year-Olds – finds that a majority of 15-year-olds lack high levels of each of the concepts: “sparks,” “teen voice” and “relationships and opportunities.” These three factors, when experienced at high levels and combined, provide young people the support they need to set and keep a…

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