Category Archives: TORCH

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 […]

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 […]

After-school sewing club volunteers are Making a Difference

Three local women who led an after-school sewing group at Northfield Middle School have received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for May 2013. The award celebrates those groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. Joyce Schlossin started the group and recruited Beth Endert and Emily […]

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, […]

Two AmeriCorps Promise Fellow positions currently accepting applications to start immediately

There are currently two openings for part-time AmeriCorps Promise Fellow positions working in Rice County.  These positions will provide additional academic support and community connections for youth in grades 6-10 who are at-risk of not succeeding academically. The Promise Fellows will also assist with the expansion of the Rice County Dollars and $ense financial literacy […]

Four times in a row! Northfield again named as one of the nation’s best communities for youth

On Wednesday, Northfield was named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People. The national award was given to Northfield to recognize its outstanding and innovative work in addressing the high school dropout crisis and for its programs and services that make it an outstanding place for youth to live, learn and […]

Dollars and $ense featured in Northfield News

The Rice County Dollars and $ense program was featured on the front page of Wednesday’s Northfield News.  In case you missed the article, check it out HERE. The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) is proud to partner on this new financial literacy program for local youth.  Dollars and $ense is funded by the Minnesota Office […]

Northfield Mayor’s Youth Council provides funding to projects that promote high school graduation

High school students in the Northfield Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) approved a total of $2,000 in grants to support five projects and activities designed to promote high school graduation among Northfield youth.  All grants were made possible through funding from the “100 Best Communities for Young People” award that Northfield received from America’s Promise. Funded […]

Northfield named one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” — AGAIN!

For the third time overall and second consecutive year, Northfield has been named as one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by the Amercia’s Promise Alliance.  Sponsored by ING, the competition recognizes communities across the country that focus on reducing high school dropout rates and providing service and support to their youth. “In […]

TORCH receives prestigious College Connector certification

Northfield’s Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes (TORCH) initiative is one of only 10 college access programs in the state to earn the “College Connector” certification from the Minnesota Minority Education Partnership (MMEP).  Certified programs are commended for their work in and commitment to promoting college access for ALL students, including young people who are […]