HCI is proud to partner with Youthprise and the City of Northfield on the Youth First initiative. One of the key components of this work is to promote youth engagement, ensuring youth have seats at the community’s decision-making tables. In 2014-15, there were 19 high school students serving on local boards and commissions. Today, that number stands at 81 — ranging from the City of Northfield’s Planning Commission to the Human Rights Commission to the boards of local nonprofits like the Y and Northfield Arts Guild.
Check out this short video that talks about some of the impact of this exciting community initiative!