The objective of the Chisago County Sheriff's Office "Youth First Club" Community Outreach is to promote healthy lifestyles for youth through education and example.
The Chisago County Sheriff's Office is a partner with the Lakes Center for Youth and Families for a "Drug-Free Chisago County." Through this partnership, the Sheriff's Office plays an active role in the "Youth First Club", an after school program serving 4th - 7th grade students.
"Youth First Club" offers kids a safe, structured environment, with adult volunteers, after school until their parents(s) return home from work. Lakes Center for Youth and Families facilitates a 15 minute anti-drug workshop at the start of each session after which youth receive a healthy snack and sign up for a one hour session with an adult volunteer.
Typical sessions include arts and craft activities, scrap booking, nail painting, sports and games, sports card collecting, snowmobile safety, a day in the life of a police officer, making healthy snacks, healthy lifestyles workshops, and more. The program is offered at no cost to over 250 participating youth.
"Youth First Club" locations are as follows:
DAY OF WEEK
SCHOOL / LOCATION
North Branch Middle School
North Branch, MN
Jacobson Elementary School
Rush City, MN
Taylors Falls Elementary School
Taylors Falls, MN
Lakeside Elementary School
Chisago City, MN
For more information about the "Youth First Club", please visit the website through Lakes Center for Youth and Families. If you have questions regarding the Chisago County Sheriff's Office partnership, please contact Sergeant Cliff Sheppeck at 651-213-6317 or by email.