Northfield YouthBank awards nearly $30,000 in grants to youth-led projects
Local high school students recently awarded $29,220 in grants to projects designed by fellow young people through the new Northfield YouthBank initiative. YouthBank believes that young people are well-positioned to help address the issues that impact them. Consequently, youth lead all aspects of the YouthBank process, from designing the request for proposals to reviewing […]
School Board Approves World’s Best Workforce Report
At their November 9, 2015, meeting, the Northfield School Board adopted the district’s 2014-15 “World’s Best Workforce” report. A requirement from the Minnesota Department of Education, this report charges districts with outlining measurable targets for how they will make progress in five goal areas: All children are ready for school. All third-graders can read at […]
Northfield High School Students Share Career Interests
This fall, over 1,000 Northfield High School students took time to share their thoughts on their future goals and aspirations. This career interest survey asked students what areas they would possibly like to go into once they complete high school.
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.
First Year of Greenvale Park Community School a Success!
The Greenvale Park Community School is a flagship initiative of Northfield Promise. The first year of the community school initiative was a great success! Learn more in the inaugural "Greenvale Park Report" to the Community below. Thanks to all the partners who made it such a great success!
New Northfield Promise Action Team Forming – We Need You!
When the calendar flips to 2016, Northfield Promise will roll out its next action team. This group will focus its work on two of the Northfield Promise benchmarks: Every youth will have interests, goals, & a vision for the future by the end of 8th grade Every youth will graduate from high school with a […]
Northfield Promise Presents at the National Community Education Conference
Northfield Promise was invited to present at the National Community Education Conference, held in the Bloomington, MN, September 30 – October 3, 2015.
Greenvale Park Community School – Year 1 = Success!
The Greenvale Park Community School recently released its first Report to the Community, highlighting the results of the inaugural year of the effort. Available in English and Spanish, the report was mailed to all Greenvale Park families, as well as all homes within a mile of the school.
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.
Ready for K Parents
There’s real diversity to the Ready for K team – from stay-at- home moms to school district, public health, pediatrics, and library staff, Latinos and whites. Together we are tasked with determining what it takes to be ready for kindergarten – socially, academically, physically. We’re figuring out what “ready” means and what resources there are for people.