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Non-School Days

Making a Difference One Child at a Time

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.

Program Overview

The Youth First Release Day Program is open to youth in grades 6-12 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 field trips. Lunch and snacks are provided.  The program is FREE for all participants! 

Program Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Program Location: Ramsey Center 6701 Highway 10 NW, Ramsey

Bus Transportation Available. See route for details


October 19

December 4

February 19, 20

March 11, 12, 13

Bus Route & Schedule

Coon Rapids Middle School

Pick -up: 9:50 a.m.      Drop Off: 3:30 p.m.

Anoka Middle School - Fred Moore - Door 3

Pick -up: 10:05 a.m.      Drop Off: 3:45 p.m.

*Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation to/from the bus stops. No bussing is provided by the school district.

Field Trips

October 20 - Elm Creek Park Reserve & Twin Cities Maze

December 5 - TBD

February 20 -TBD

February 21 - TBD

March 13 - TBD

March 14 - TBD

March 15 - TBD

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