Category Archives: Youth leadership

HCI Invests in Youth – Read about this month’s Investing in Youth Grant recipients

At their March 2014 board meeting, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support five projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth. Funded projects included: WEB Community Service Event Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) is a transition program at the Northfield Middle School where 8th graders support 6th graders throughout the school […]

Northfield community benefits from HCI’s “Investing in Youth” grants

At their January and February 2014 board meetings, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support nine projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth. Funded projects included: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Experience Students at the Northfield Area Learning Center are planning a team-building and personal-development adventure into the Boundary Waters Canoe […]

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 […]

Check out what Northfield youth are doing with their time!

Five HCI Investing with Youth Grants awarded At their November 2013 board meeting, 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: Reasons to Write Pen Pal Program This […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative invites board nominations

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) is currently seeking nominations for positions on the HCI Board of Directors.  HCI expects to have at least two open adult board positions and one board position for a high school student, beginning in September 2013.  HCI board members serve three-year terms. Formed in 1992, HCI is a coalition […]