Northfield is the first in MN to join the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a Nationwide Movement
Northfield is the first community from Minnesota to join the GLR Campaign, making Minnesota the 44th state to put a stake in the ground on third-grade reading. Led by Northfield Promise, a local collective impact initiative, Northfield has structured its approach around six strategies: early literacy, family involvement, access to books, expanded learning, mentoring partnerships […]
My Northfield Promise – Michael O’Keefe
I was introduced to Northfield Promise when I first arrived in Northfield, as I was apprised of our district and building goals. As I learned more about the work being done to support our educational initiatives throughout all grade levels, I jumped at the opportunity to join the Career and College Readiness action team. I […]
HCI Partners with Youthprise and the City of Northfield
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.
Rx for Reading
Little brains grow fast, and books help them grow healthy. In fact, 90% of brain development occurs between birth and age 5. Reading together in those first five years actually improves brain function.
My Northfield Promise – Barb Farmer
I am a part of the Northfield Promise Steering Committee and the Middle School/High School Connectedness action team. I am also a past board member at HCI, which is how I had my first introduction to this effort.
Employers, Community Members and Teachers Talk About Post-Graduation Planning
At the start of this school year, employers and community members from the Northfield Promise Career and College Readiness Action Team served on a panel and engaged in conversation with over 70 Northfield High School teachers and staff members.
“Tri-City Bridges to the Future” Mentors Attend Orientation
Tri-City Bridges to the Future Bridge Mentors, other Work Development Institute staffers, and our partner from Southeast Tech in Red Wing attending orientation at the Minnesota Correctional Facility.
Social-Emotional Learning this Summer
Through a partnership between the Rice County Mental Health Collective and local youth summer programs, Northfield Promise is helping to expand social emotional skill development with more than 600 local youth this summer.
Business & Technical Trades Career Exploration Day a great success!
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Booster Club, led by John Stenz and Heather Poush from FORCE America, executed Northfield’s largest career exploration event for youth on May 17. Over 35 local employers and well over 500 students from grades 7 through 12 participated in this year’s Business and Technical Trades Career Exploration Day.
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.