Youth First

A nonprofit organization

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Youth First provides FREE after school and summer programs to middle and high school age students in Andover, Anoka, Coon Rapids and Ramsey.

Youth First Community of Promise's mission is to actively engage youth, their families, and the community to ensure youth have the five fundamental promises they need to succeed:

  • Safe places
  • Caring adults 
  • Effective education
  • A healthy start 
  • Opportunities to serve.

By experiencing these 5 specific promises, youth are 5 to 10 times more likely to succeed as students, citizens, parents, and employees.

These are OUR PROMISES to all children in our community. By ensuring that youth are given the opportunity to consistently experience these promises, YFCoP and its supporting members are building a future where youth are more likely to succeed academically, socially, and civically, regardless of ethnic or economic boundaries.

Youth First is the only neighborhood based after school program in our community. Our at-risk youth are eager for a place they can go to when school is not in session and our parents rely on the safe and structured programming they know their youth are involved in.

We operate centers in Andover, Anoka, Coon Rapids and Ramsey, for youth in 6th - 12th grade. We provide FREE programs after school at each site, as well as summer programming to create a continuous stream of services for youth and their families. Every day incorporates a minimum of 30 minutes of homework. We are aware of each student’s academic needs and actively engage them, as well as their families, in achieving school success.

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Youth First

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Education Children & Family Community

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BIPOC Serving


6701 HIGHWAY 10 NW
RAMSEY, MN 55303-4548



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