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Uplifted Youth


Everything we do is built on Five Promises


At Youth First Community of Promise, we believe that every youth deserves equal opportunities to succeed in life. We empower youth by providing them with the resources, skills, and support they need to achieve their full potential. Our programs are designed to engage youth in educational and recreational activities, and foster positive relationships with their peers and community. We create a safe and nurturing environment where youth can learn, grow, and thrive. 


Our mission is to ensure all middle and high school youth in Andover, Anoka, Coon Rapids and Ramsey have access to FIVE PROMISES.

  1. Caring Adults

  2. Safe Places

  3. Healthy Start

  4. An Effective Education

  5. Opportunities to Help Others


Our vision is to build our youth for the future where they are more likely to succeed academically, socially, and civically, regardless of ethnic or economic boundaries.  We provide them with an empowering environment where they can fully embrace their identity and gain the skills they need to be leaders.  Our programs teach the fundamentals of social responsibility, healthy living and cultural acceptance. 


We work closely with our partners to support our mission of empowering youth. Our partners share our commitment to creating a better future for the next generation, and we are grateful for their support. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of youth in our community and beyond.


Youth First was established and is led by the active collaboration of the Northwestern Anoka County Community Consortium (NWACCC). The entities (our partners) that comprise this award winning model include: the cities of Andover, Coon Rapids, and Ramsey, Anoka County, and the Anoka Hennepin School District.

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