Category Archives: Making a Difference Award

Just Food Co-op is Making a Difference

Just Food Co-op, a community-owned natural foods market and deli, has received the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative’s “Making a Difference” Award for June. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. The Northfield business was nominated for the award because of its community outreach efforts. These […]

Pregnancy Prevention Program Coordinator is Making a Difference

The coordinator of a pregnancy prevention program for Latino youth has received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for May. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. Clarita Kell has been a resource and advocate for Latina and Latino students for more than […]

Art Club Peer Mentors are Making a Difference

Thirteen peer mentors who volunteered with an art program for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum have received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for April. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. The A+ Art Club: Autism and the Arts […]

Northfield Area Learning Center Students are Making a Difference

Sixteen students and a teacher from the Northfield Area Learning Center (ALC) who have helped get food to youth and families in need have received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for March. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. Each week, ALC […]

Skateboard Coalition Advisers are Making a Difference

Three adult advisers to the Northfield Skateboard Coalition received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for January/February. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. Cecilia Cornejo, Rob Hardy and Jane McWilliams have regularly volunteered their time during the past two years helping youth […]

Neighborhood Leaders are Making a Difference

Eight neighborhood leaders of the Growing Up Healthy coalition received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for December. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. Growing Up Healthy coordinator Leah Eby said the eight leaders – Vicky Agapito, Stephanie Calderon, Dannia Chavez, Lucy […]

Lynn James is Making a Difference

Lynn James, the Northfield Police Department’s evidence technician, has received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for November. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. James has been a key player in Rice County’s “Take it to the Box” program since its inception […]

Beth Berry is Making a Difference

Beth Berry, who recently retired as high school coordinator of the TORCH program, has received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for October. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. Berry has been the driving force behind Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes […]

EMS Explorer leaders are Making a Difference

Brian Edwards, Jim Ingham and Julia Smith, members of Northfield Hospital & Clinics Emergency Medical Services (EMS), received the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for September.  The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. The three honorees were instrumental in forming an Explorer […]

Awesome Club volunteers are Making a Difference

  St. Olaf College students who volunteered with the Awesome Club at Northfield High School (NHS) during the 2012-13 school year received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for July 2013. The award celebrates those groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. The Awesome Club was […]