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School Backpack

It's school supplies time!

Our goal is to raise $3,000 to provide backpacks and basic school supplies to 55 local middle and high school students for the entire 2023-24 school year.

Any donation will make a difference by ensuring students have the supplies they need to be successful in school.  


Scan the QR code with your phone to donate.

Experience Youth First Community of Promise

Building Youth for their Future

Free programming for youth in grades 6-12

in Ramsey, Anoka, Andover, and Coon Rapids


School Release Day Programming

About Us

Committed to Enriching the Lives of Youth

At Youth First Community of Promise, we believe that young people are the very essence of the future. Who they are tomorrow is essentially the outcome of how they are raised and nurtured today. As the leading Youth Center in the Anoka, Ramsey, Coon Rapids, and Andover area, we go above and beyond to provide our youth an empowering environment where they can fully embrace their identity and gain the skills they need to be leaders tomorrow.

Our goals are to shape the way they live their lives and teach them the fundamentals of social responsibility, healthy living and cultural acceptance. Curious to find out more about us and how you can get involved? Browse our website and get in touch with us today.

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Programs and Services

Drawing a Straight Line

School Year

Since 1999, we have contributed to the development of youth in the Anoka, Ramsey, Andover, and Coon Rapids areas through our wide range of programs. Our school year programming is meeting the youth where they are - in their schools. Staff support youth by ensuring they have what they need to be successful in school - caring adults, supplies, and access to resources

Summer Programs

The Youth First Summer Program is open to youth entering grades 6-12 in the fall from Andover, Anoka, Coon Rapids, and Ramsey.  We provide a safe place for kids to hang out with friends, play games, and participate in activities and weekly field trips.  Lunch and snacks are provided.  The program is FREE for all participants!


Non-School Days

At Youth First, we strive to empower the lives of youth in the community through our variety of programs. Our school release days are designed to provide young people with the tools they need to be great leaders tomorrow. Through positive program options, youth are able to explore new opportunities under the guidance of our staff.

The Five Promises

We promise our youth that they will grow up with the help and guidance of caring adult relationships, healthy childhoods, safe surroundings, effective education and opportunities to serve others.
When at least four of these promises are at work in young people’s lives, they are more likely to succeed academically, socially and civically.


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