Northfield Union of Youth members Grayce Forsythe, Audrey Hamann, and Caitlin Ruppel gave a short presentation on community service opportunities at the Key for the 1st annual Northfield Connect event at St. Olaf College. The February 12th event was an opportunity for local community organizations to promote their own opportunities for college students to get involved through work study, civic engagement, volunteering, internships, etc. It was also an opportunity for college students to learn about the community organizations that presented and the opportunities that they provide (a packed house of around 200 students were present, including many students as a class assignment). Members from Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, Laura Baker Services, Tackling Obstacles Reaching Our Goals (TORCH), Northfield Historical Society, Northfield Area Family Y.M.C.A., Smartwood Rainforest Alliance, Rural Enterprise Center and the Northfield Arts Guild also presented at the networking event. A big thanks goes out to Nate Jacobi the Associate Director for Civic Engagement of the Center for Experiential Learning for spearheading and organizing the event.
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