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Children First brings the community together to create better outcomes so that every young person in St. Louis Park can thrive.  We convene cross-sector initiatives working to change the odds for our children and families.

Dedicated to our mission-driven values.

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The future of the place we all call home is in good hands when we lift up our kids and help them thrive. And partnerships are at the center of all that we do.

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When we say all kids, we mean it. In our community, there should be no gaps in opportunity from one child to the next.

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Children First is dedicated to sharing the actionable steps we take each year to carry on our mission.

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We know that by working together, kids can and will enjoy a bright, healthy, and successful future.

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How You Can Help

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Financial gifts allow all children in the St. Louis Park community to get access to the resources they need to succeed. Please donate here and put “Children First” in the comment section. Thanks in advance for your support!

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Your time is valuable, and much appreciated! Children First volunteer opportunities include event support and assisting with various projects and initiatives throughout the year. Please complete our Volunteer Interest Form to let us know how you’d like to help.

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We are always looking for Children First Champions! Your voice is powerful—please submit the Volunteer and Additional Interest Form to join our team.

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We love to have diverse talent and voices on our team. There are no current openings. If you’re interested in volunteering, please get in touch.

Children First Park Partnership

Children First is proud to lead Park Partnership for Success, a data-informed, cross-sector cradle to career partnership closing the race, ethnicity and poverty opportunity gaps so that all children in St. Louis Park, MN can realize their brilliance.

Don’t miss this! 2024 Children First Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 11th
2:00pm – 5:00pm
St. Louis Park Rec Center – ROC

St. Louis Park’s premier family event, the 2024 Children First Champions Breakfast, is back! Enjoy FREE ice cream from Sebastian Joe’s and kosher ice cream courtesy of Lunds & Byerlys. The day of family fun includes entertainment, kids activities, and interactive exhibits by many local organizations. The ice cream social will take place rain or shine.