Category Archives: Youth leadership

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

At their recent board meetings, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support several projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth. Funded projects included: 8th Grade Farewell Fest All Northfield Middle School 8th graders were invited to the 1st annual 8th Grade Fun Night held in late May.  There was music, […]

Northfield Historical Society is Making a Difference

The Northfield Historical Society has received the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative’s “Making a Difference” Award for July. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. The historical society received the award for engaging local students in four museum programs: • Junior Curators, a summer program for […]

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative invites board nominations

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) is currently accepting nominations for positions on the HCI Board of Directors.  HCI expects to have at least two open adult board positions and three board positions for high school students, beginning in September 2014.  HCI board members serve three-year terms. Formed in 1992, HCI is a coalition run […]

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 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 […]