Youth First is a collaborative effort to ensure that Northfield is a great place for all youth to live and grow up. It is a partnership between Healthy Community Initiative, the City of Northfield, and Youthprise, and it’s a flagship initiative of Northfield Promise.
Youth First has three components: Youth Engagement, Youth Future, and Youth Health.
Our community is stronger when young people have seats at our decision-making tables. Through two innovative programs – YouthBank and Youth on Boards – local youth have their voices heard and are actively engaged in civic life.
As a community, we strive to position ALL young people for success after high school. Youth Future provides resources related to career exploration and planning and facilitates connections between youth, parents, and employers.
Through collaborative efforts, Youth Health provides resources necessary to support the physical, social, and emotional well-being of our community’s youth. Key partners in this effort are the Northfield Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (N-ASAP) and the Rice County Chemical and Mental Health Coalition.