Mother Goose Time Pilot with Home Daycare Providers
Nearly 150 young Northfield children benefitting from public-private partnership Through a series of intentional, one-on-one conversations with Northfield’s in-home childcare providers, the Northfield Promise Ready for Kindergarten Team identified an opportunity to support providers – and some of our community’s youngest learners – in early learning. During these conversations, providers identified an interest in offering […]
Local PTOs Team Up to Keep Bookshelves Stocked
More than 2,400 books collected through collaborative book drive. The local elementary school Parent Teacher Organizations/Booster Clubs teamed up last month to organize book drives to help make sure that all Northfield children have access to books in their homes.
New Pass for Middle & High School Youth Opens the Door to Athletic Events
As one of its key benchmarks, Northfield Promise recognizes the importance of young people feeling connected to their school and community. Part of this connection can be fostered by participating in school activities.
“Reading Rockets” Takes Off!
Reading skills and the joy of reading both took big leaps forward for students participating in Reading Rockets last summer, a seven-week program offered as part of the Summer PLUS program.
Schwan’s Foods Visits FACS Class
Northfield High School students in Shari Karlsrud’s FACS International Foods Course had the opportunity to meet with professionals from Schwan’s Foods, a Minnesota-based company, to engage in a product development project for a new pizza flavor to be introduced to schools next fall.
Northfield Soccer Association and the Positive Coaching Alliance
Northfield Promise recognizes that children’s success means more than just academic achievement. Instead, young people need to be supported socially and emotionally – and the adults who interact with youth have an important role to play in ensuring this.
Dental Clinic Launched at Greenvale Park Community School
With the start of 2016, the Greenvale Park Community School launched a new dental clinic, led by the amazing HealthFinders Collaborative. The clinic is designed to address pressing community needs for youth dental services.
Northfield Public Safety Explorer Post 3300 Launched
The beginning of November saw the launch of the newest career exploration program available to Northfield area youth: The Northfield Public Safety Explorer Post.
Northfield Public Schools implement kindergarten readiness assessment
One of the first benchmarks on the Northfield Promise cradle-to-career continuum is “Every Northfield child will be ready for kindergarten.” Until this point, however, it has been difficult to assess how we as a community are doing on this important measure.