Program and Services: Academic
NUY has a strong, collaborative relationship with Northfield Schools. NUY partners with Northfield High School, Arcadia Charter School, and Northfield ALC to coordinate supports for youth. NUY also offers opportunities for youth to get academic credit for their leadership and work with NUY. Students qualifying for Independent Study opportunities can access a licensed teacher on staff at NUY and get seat time toward graduation at The Key.
The summer of 2019 is exciting because of a grant we received from Women in Northfield Giving Support (WINGS) which will allow us to open our doors 2 hours early during the week to invite youth in to support their academic futures. Through providing sustainable food sources, developing relationships, and offering wi-fi and computers, we are allowing youth to earn summer school credit, and work towards earning their GEDs.
NUY partners with TORCH to support secondary and post-secondary options for youth. NUY also offers a renewable post-secondary scholarship every year for youth involved in NUY activities!
Going into a week of gratitude and thanks giving, we know that we have so much to be appreciative of. The community of Northfield has never stepped down from a challenge, and they have continually been willing to open both their minds and their hearts to the work around them that needs to be done to make this community a great place for EVERYONE. Never enough words exist to thank all those who give of their time, of their talents, and of their resources. THANK YOU so much to everyone who gave to the NUY during Give to the Max. We are so grateful to you all for believing in the power of youth voice and the creation of a caring community! ...
“Hello, my name is Haley Heiner. I am the Co-President of the Northfield Union of Youth, also known as 'The Key.' I have been attending there for a while now and I’ve honestly never felt more at home there. So many wonderful people have accepted me there and I’ve gained amazing new friendships. The Key has helped me through so much regarding mental health, social skills, financial problems, and more. Without The Key, I don’t know where I would be today, and so many youth could say the same. The Key is the longest-running youth-led and youth-empowering organization recorded in the United States and I want it to stay that way. So many kids, including me, need a safe space like The Key. I'm so grateful that I have a place like this, and I am beyond grateful that our community cares for this organization.”
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