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High School Friends


Everything we do is built on Five Promises



Supporting Youth to Ensure Academic Success

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. 


We have a vital partnership with the Anoka Hennepin School District, allowing us to offer essential 'in-school' support services in select schools to provide for the needs of students who may need additional resources. From shadowing classes to after school homework help, school supplies, and teaching organizational skills - youth are supported by staff who are there to ensure success in school.


Our staff collaborate closely with student success teams to pinpoint at-risk students, considering factors such as attendance, behavior, and academic performance. We work one-on-one with these students to establish achievable goals aimed at improving their success in school.  Moreover, we actively encourage their participation in our out-of-school time programs, ensuring they receive year-round support services.  



In 2016, Trott Brook Financial generously founded the Youth First Scholarship Fund.  The purpose of the fund is to support post-secondary education endeavors for youth involved in Youth First Community of Promise programs.   

Use of Funds:  To finance post-secondary education. This includes admission and other associated expenses (books, supplies, etc.) for the following types of institutions: Universities, colleges (including community and technical colleges), and trade schools. 


Eligibility:  Regularly participated in Youth First programs for at least one school year. Regular participation is defined as minimum attendance of 4 times per month during the academic school year.


Applications:  Will be available online in March and will be accepted April 1st through May 15th of each year. 

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