Activities/Opportunities for Middle School Youth
The Greenvale Park Community School is a free, out-of-school time program for Greenvale Park students and families. On Tuesday and Thursday nights, we host activities for the whole family – including middle schoolers! Learn more here or check out their Facebook page.
Girls Code aims to energize middle school girls about coding through programming projects, fun games, and mentorship. Once a week, young women from Carleton College lead activities, ranging from team-building games to writing programs using Code.org, with a group of middle school girls. Our goals are to get girls excited about coding, build a supportive and trusting community with strong relationships, and open up a space for middle school students to let loose, take risks, and gain confidence. For more information or to sign up contact Kelsey Klug.
Middle School Youth Center
Grades 6 – 8
3 – 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday
Middle School Room 153
The Middle School Youth Center is dedicated to providing free after-school programming that engages youth with their school and community while developing individual strengths and talents. Learn more.
Middle School Activities Department
Numerous academic and athletic activities are available through the Northfield Middle School Activities Department. Learn more.
Northfield Area YMCA
- Youth development – nurturing the potential of every child and teen
- Healthy living – improving the nation’s health and well-being
- Social responsibility – giving back and providing support to our neighbors
Northfield Public Library
The Northfield Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) plans events and fundraisers, assists with service projects around the library, and helps select books, CDs and magazines for the teen collection. Read more about it in the Teen Advisory Board Blog, TABLEAU.
Northfield Union of Youth (The Key)
A youth-run youth center, The Key is open from 3pm to 10pm, 365 days a year. All programs are chosen, planned, and executed by youth, with support from adult staff and advisors. Learn more.
Northfield Youth Future
Youth Future is working with educators, business leaders, nonprofit service providers, and community members to provide meaningful career exploration, internship, and volunteer experiences for all Northfield-area youth. Jump to the Youth Future website.
Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes (TORCH) is a program available at both Northfield Middle School and Northfield High School. The mission of the Middle School TORCH Program is to support students in their academic success in preparation for high school and to create opportunities and foster connections with their school and community. Learn more.
WomenCircle is a supportive group of college women and middle school girls that is centered on the needs and issues concerning women. Past activities have included creating skits, making journals, baking cookies, watching movies, and creating art exhibits. For more information or to sign up, contact Susan Sanderson.
Young Chefs Program
The Young Chefs Program works to empower and engage youth through encouraging creativity in the kitchen, exploring culinary science, and creating positive mentor-student bonds. For more information or to sign up, contact Linda Oto.