New Transportation Co-op Formed!
A new co-op providing transportation for youth development and early childhood programs has come to Northfield, thanks to the Northfield Area Family YMCA, Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, and Northfield Promise. Co-op Details Youth/Child programs will share a passenger van and minibus to drive kids, youth, and families to local programming sites. Partners and local donors […]
Northfield Receives Nearly $75,000 Through StriveTogether Grant
NORTHFIELD RECEIVES NEARLY $75,000 THROUGH GRANT PROGRAM BY NATIONAL NONPROFIT STRIVETOGETHER TO IMPROVE RESULTS AT MAJOR MILESTONES FOR KIDS Northfield Promise is one of 21 cradle-to-career partnerships that will advance equity and spread bold strategies to help children and families access opportunity and move up the economic ladder Northfield Promise — a community movement to enable […]
Studer Project with Northfield Public Schools
New to Northfield Public Schools this year is a partnership with Studer Education backed by the StriveTogether Accelerator Fund. The district will work with Studer to adopt a districtwide continuous improvement approach over a three-year timespan. In the first year, the focus will be on district leaders and key adopters. In the second year, the […]
Northfield Public Schools Launches New Literacy Curriculum
According to Mary Grace Hanson, Northfield Public Schools’ Director of Teaching and Learning, the new elementary literacy curriculum was motivated by “too many kids that we are not reaching” with literacy education. Teachers from all three elementary school buildings began meeting a year and a half ago, studying various possibilities and reviewing three curricula in […]
In the News: Community Engagement Work Featured
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation recently featured Growing Up Healthy in a short video, highlighting the success of the project in engaging parents and community members – and supporting systems changes to that benefit traditionally underserved groups.
Bright Spot: Student Data Summit
As Carrie Duba, Northfield Public Schools’ School Psychologist, researched the measuring of social emotional learning in older students, she came upon a program implemented by the Washoe County School District in Nevada. The large district wanted its students to understand that the data collected about them was reviewed, shared and used to make improvements with […]
National Designation for Local Literacy Efforts
Summer brought good news to Northfield Promise’s reading improvement efforts when Northfield became the first Minnesota community to join the national Campaign for Grade Level Reading. This project connects the other literacy programs aimed at helping children become more skilled readers, an essential skill in achieving the benchmarks of Northfield Promise’s cradle-to-career goals. Launched in […]
Career Exploration Day – A Great Success!
The theme of Career Day 2018, Think Outside the Box, offered an opportunity for Northfield students to explore career possibilities, some of which they’d never previously heard about. Held of May 15, the event attracted 63 professionals, representing 42 business and post-secondary partners. Student attendance was robust with 645 middle school students and 340 high […]
EmpowHER: Igniting surprise and wonder in young women through sport and adventure
Partnership is a key component in the newly developing program EmpowHER. As you might guess, the program is aimed at young women. With a goal of “igniting surprise and wonder in young women through sport and adventure,” the program sent its first group of middle school girls out to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) […]
Move 5 Kids
When each child can read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade, they have gained an essential component of ongoing academic success. This reading goal is among the academic goals in Northfield Promise’s efforts. It is also tied to a recent award from the StriveTogether Accelerator Fund. In 2017, 57% of Northfield’s 3rd […]