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Welcome to a new chapter for Children First! Still positively focused on ensuring all children and young people in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, feel valued, and have the opportunity to thrive, our fresh approach leverages the power of Champions to ensure that kids in SLP have a strong start in life and can achieve big dreams. We want both our young people and community organizations to be knowledgeable, strategically aligned and actively involved in increasing positive outcomes for children and youth, ensuring that kids feel included, valued, and deeply connected to our caring community.

Dedicated to our mission-driven values.

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COMMUNITY

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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EQUITY

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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TRANSPARENCY

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

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HOPE

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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GIVE

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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VOLUNTEER

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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ADVOCATE

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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WORK WITH US

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 Champions Breakfast

Thursday, March 7th
7:30am – 8:15am
Minneapolis Marriott West

The 2024 Champions Breakfast is THE place to be on Thursday, March 7th! Our theme? CHARTING A NEW COURSE! Join us this year at the Marriott Minneapolis West in SLP and connect with many of St. Louis Park’s city, school, and civic leaders and community members. Arrive early for a chance to chat with students in our Youth For Change Coalition and see what they’ve been working on.

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