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.
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.
Greenvale Park Community School Featured in National Profile
The Greenvale Park Community School (a Northfield Promise flagship initiative) was featured recently in a national profile by the Afterschool Alliance.
My Northfield Promise – Sandi Gerdes
I was excited to accept the invitation to join the Council of Champions. As the executive director of an organization that is committed to meeting a full range of needs for people in the developmental disabilities community, it makes perfect sense that I have an interest in making sure the voices of our community and the people we serve are heard.
Northfield Receives Major Grant to Support Career Pathways for Opportunity Youth
A number of Northfield Promise partners came together this fall and winter to work on a collaborative grant proposal to help young people facing significant risk factors in Northfield, Faribault, and Red Wing.