“I am currently a junior at St. Olaf College majoring in biology and studio art. My time working alongside HCI not only facilitated college registration, but it also cultivated the confidence I needed to continue my education after graduating high school. I am forever grateful for the support I received from HCI.”
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.
Northfield YouthBank is a youth-run grant-making initiative that provides more than $25,000 in funds annually to projects that are led by local youth.
YOUTH ON BOARDS
Northfield offers a unique opportunity for youth to get involved in local government, make change, and have a voice. Opportunities include:
- The Mayor’s Youth Council, which works with the Mayor and the City Council of Northfield to identify issues important to Northfield young people and help design and implement solutions.
- The District Youth Council, which gathers and provides youth input to the Northfield Public Schools and Northfield School Board
- City of Northfield Boards and Commissions
- Nonprofit Boards
Links for Youth on Board Students:
If you have questions about YouthBank or Youth on Boards, please contact Meleah Follen, Youth Engagement Director for Healthy Community Initiative, at firstname.lastname@example.org