Education and Youth Success Programs
United Way supports a healthy start for all kids, early literacy, enrichment programs for at-risk youth, and programs that help kids reaching academic and social/emotional benchmarks and graduate from high school with a plan for their future career or education.
Providing social, recreational and educational programming in the summer for Northfield-area middle school and high school students with disabilities.
Faribault Public Schools
- Adult Education, supporting evening child care services to help adult students stay in and complete Adult Education classes
- Neighborhood Homework Help offered at the Community Trailer at Cannon River Mobile Home Park and the Community Room at Evergreen Estates
- Service Learning
Faribault Youth Investment
Supporting after-school programs in Faribault with infrastructure and systems to aid in data collection, staff training, increasing student participation, and implementing continuous improvement plans and program quality assessments.
Promoting early childhood pre-literacy and literacy by sending a free, age-appropriate book each month to children from birth to age five in the Rice County area.
Lutheran Social Service
Offering a Foster Grandparent program in southern Rice County to provide children and youth with one-on-one support to help them achieve academic, emotional and social development goals.
Northfield Healthy Community Initiative
Serving as a backbone organization for youth and family efforts in the Northfield area and striving to identify needs for youth and families in the community, build coalitions to develop and run programs, and write and manage large collaborative grants to bring additional resources into the community.
Northfield Public Schools
- Chemical and mental health services addressing the social and emotional well-being of students. Services are provided by Omada Behavioral Health to students and their families.
- Multi-tiered Systems of Support initiative to meet the complex needs of chronically absent students.
Northfield Union of Youth
Giving power and voice to Northfield area youth by creating a caring and enriching community for youth, and working to diminish the isolating effects of poverty on youth through a combination of enrichment activities and supportive services.
Providing low-income and at-risk Northfield-area children with free mentoring, tutoring, skill-building workshops and cultural enrichment programs after school and over the summer.
Pairing more than 130 Northfield-area youth in grades 2-7 with college-age mentors who work to instill confidence, cultivate positive self-esteem and provide guidance to their mentees in making healthy life choices.
Serve Minnesota’s Reading Corps
Combining the people power of AmeriCorps with the science of how children learn to read, to help struggling readers become confident learners. Reading Corps volunteers are currently serving in Northfield Public Schools.
Supply Our Children
A small, grassroots, volunteer-supported committee providing free backpacks and school supplies to 1,200+ in-need Faribault youth in grades K-12 every year.
Seeking to increase the graduation and post-secondary attendance rates of Northfield’s students of color, students from low-income families and those who will be first-generation college students.