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.
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.
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.
TORCH Named Finalist for National Latino Student Success Award
The Northfield Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes (TORCH) program was named as one of twenty “2016 National Finalists for Examples of Excelencia,” an initiative honoring America’s top programs that increase academic opportunities and achievement for Latino students.
“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.
“Dream” of Latino Childcare Providers Network to Launch, Thanks to WINGS Grant
Northfield Promise knows that access to high quality early childhood programming is strongly linked to kindergarten readiness, future academic success, and overall health and well-being.
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.
“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.
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.