What is Northfield Union of Youth (NUY)?

NUY is a youth-led youth services organization serving youth throughout the Northfield, MN area. Our mission is to provide power and voice to youth and to create a caring and enriching community. Youth are the experts on youth. We provide a platform and a system for youth to fully address the needs they see in the community, the ideas they have to enrich their community, and the support to ensure that they are never alone.

NUY prioritizes the need to amplify youth voice, opinion, and perspective. NUY works collaboratively with Northfield Schools, Health Care Providers, County Services, Law Enforcement, and a host of other organizations and institutions to meet the needs of Northfield’s youth. NUY combines supportive services with enrichment activities to make a meaningful impact. This includes supports around mental health, housing, academics, employment, art, music, recreation, social justice and so much more.


The mission of the Northfield Union of Youth is to provide power and voice to area youth and to create a caring and enriching community.

You(th) are Welcome!

NUY removes all barriers for youth to participate.  Be present and have your voice heard.  There are no qualifications, assessments, registrations, or fees.  The Key is open to all youth ages 12-20 and other programs outside of the Key are available for youth up to age 24.


The Northfield Union of Youth is excited to welcome Meredith Stolte as our new Community Development Coordinator. Meredith is a (very) recent graduate of St. Olaf where she majored in Psychology and Religion. Meredith has a vast array of community focused and youth empowerment work experience, most recently as a a student hall coordinator, crisis counselor, and public relations assistant. She will be focusing her time on creating meaningful connections with community partners for The Wallflower Project, and ensuring our youth mental health board continues their strong community presence. Please join us in welcoming Meredith to the Northfield Union of Youth! ...

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BIG progress has been made! We couldn’t get this far without overwhelming community support and incredible volunteers. Tremendous thanks to everyone who has helped so far! ...

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