Category Archives: Programs

City of Northfield’s Youth Leadership Academy — apply today!

The City of Northfield and the Mayor’s Youth Council are accepting applications for the inaugural Youth Leadership Academy, which will run from June 23-27. Five high school students will be selected for this week-long program.  Students will meet with city leaders, shadow different city departments, and learn about potential careers in municipal government.  This is […]

HCI funds six “Investing in Youth” grants to benefit area youth

At their December 2013 board meeting, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support six projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth, including five Service Learning projects designed by Northfield High School students.  The projects are all funded through HCI’s Investing in Youth grant program. Funded projects included: Hidden Worlds Revealed […]

Northfield Promise initiative receives an inaugural Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) has been awarded a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant to help with the launch of the Northfield Promise collective impact initiative. “We are honored and humbled that Northfield Promise was selected for one of the Bush Foundation’s inaugural Community Innovation Grants,” said Zach Pruitt, HCI Director.  “We are excited […]

HCI funds eight “Investing in Youth” grants to benefit area youth

At their September and October 2013 board meetings, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support eight projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth.  The projects are all funded through HCI’s Investing in Youth grants program. Funded projects included: Lace for the Cure The Northfield Raiders Girls Soccer team planned this […]

Growing Up Healthy awarded grant through Blue Cross Foundation

Growing Up Healthy has received a $50,000 grant, with a chance for renewal for a second year, from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation to help improve health in Rice County. The funds will be used for social capital development work in low-income neighborhoods in Rice County. The work will empower groups […]

HCI funds five “Investing in Youth” grants to benefit area youth

At their July and August 2013 board meetings, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support five projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth.  The projects are all funded through HCI’s Investing in Youth grants program. Funded projects included: Get to Know Minnesota History! The Northfield Historical Society and the Northfield […]

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 […]

Zumbathon raises nearly $900 for Northfield Youth Sports Collaborative

Nine Zumba instructors and around 60 community members filled the Northfield High School cafeteria on Saturday, May 11, for a Northfield Zumbathon! A Zumbathon is an extended Zumba class, Latin dance-based fitness, that serves as a fundraiser for a cause. For this event, the instructors chose to have all donations benefit the Northfield Youth Sports […]

“Strengthening Families” facilitator training – registration deadline May 15

Rice County is very fortunate to be able to host a facilitator training for the “Strengthening Families: For Parents and Youth Ages 10-14” program.  The training will be June 11-13, 2013, at St. Olaf College.  It will be led by Dr. Virginia Molgaard, the program’s developer. Strengthening Families is an evidence-based program recognized by the […]

Looking for a job that makes a difference?

More than 10 full-time AmeriCorps positions are available in Northfield for next school year working with youth and/or families. CLICK HERE to see the descriptions and application processes for positions that are currently accepting applications. Application review for many of the positions is underway so APPLY TODAY! Positions are available with the Northfield Public Schools, […]