Jul 20, 2020
Kids First is expanding the Youth Peace Project, creating a full-time position for a Youth Peace Project Facilitator to help children resolve conflicts in the middle school and high school setting.
May 29, 2020
On June 30, 2020, the Des Moines office of Kids First Law Center will split off from the Cedar Rapids office and launch as an independent nonprofit organization. The Des Moines office will become the Iowa Center for Children’s Justice (ICCJ). The…
Apr 15, 2020
We have had to postpone our May 14th Happy Hour event –but we can’t postpone HAPPY! At Kids First, we stay optimistic as we work with families and kids in conflict because we know there can always be a happy ending. You can help keep happy in…
Apr 2, 2020
All U.S. taxpayers can now take an “above-the-line” deduction for charitable gifts up to $300 per individual and $600 per couple in 2020.
Mar 21, 2020
For separated parents, the COVID-19 pandemic brings a special set of challenges. But parents can use the pandemic as an opportunity to re-set their co-parenting relationship. Here are some ways parents can establish a clear path through these…
Jan 13, 2020
Kids First’s Youth Peace Project facilitates conflict resolution circles at McKinley Middle School and its three feeder schools, Johnson STEAM Academy, Grant Wood Elementary, and Erskine Elementary. Featured in this article is Youth Peace Project…
Dec 11, 2019
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Calling All Attorneys! We are appealing to you lawyers with an important opportunity! Please take a recess and view this 1-minute video exhibit...
Mar 7, 2019
Save the date to join Happy Hour for Kids First on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Jan 16, 2019
At Kids First, we help prepare children for a successful adulthood by teaching them social-emotional skills. Whether it is teaching children in divorce workshops the importance of talking about their feelings with their parents, helping middle school…
Nov 16, 2018
We're so proud of our restorative justice project at McKinley Middle School!