Begining this Sunday (4/8), the Key will close at 8pm instead of 10pm. The Key is open 3-10pm Monday-Saturday and 3-8pm on Sundays.
High school seniors and recent graduates active at the Key are eligible for an awesome post-secondary scholarship — check it out:
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funds of up to $2000/year for a Northfield youth to be able to pursue post-secondary education. The scholarship is renewable for up to 3 years (in addition to the initial year).
Criteria: Applicants must be seniors or graduates who meet the following:
-Face significant financial barriers in pursuing post-secondary education
-Have been actively involved in the Northfield Union of Youth (The Key)
-Have been accepted into a post-secondary program
-Have been involved â€“ and intend to continue to be involved â€“ in community service activities (grant recipients are expected to volunteer at least 40 hours over the course of the year in community service projects of their choosing)
Download an application from the link above or come to the Key and pick up a hard copy.
Saturday, March 10th 7pm at the Key – $4
Join Guante, See More Perspective, Heidi Barton Stink and Kaoz for a night of hip hop. The Hip Hop Against Homophobia series has been going strong in the Twin Cities for three years now, featuring artists like Toki Wright, Mike Mictlan of Doomtree, Maria Isa and many more.
On Saturday, February 25th the Key will be closed for a cleaning day. All who want to help clean anytime between 3-10pm are welcome to join! See you on Saturday…
Attention Northfield youth – Come to the Key on February 18th from 6-10pm for the annual I â™¥ N u Y event! There will be a dance party, cotton candy, live DJ, action photo booth and a live auction! Best of all it is FO FREE! See you then
On January 27th at 7pm the Key is hosting Minneapolis based rapper/mc ECID. Check out the link below to sample some of his music. The show is only $5 so show up ready for a great show!
*Normal Key rules apply – cigarettes and other substances are not tolerated in or around the Key. If you are seen with cigarettes or any other banned substance you will be banned from Key property for two weeks.
Starting January 4th, 2012 The Key has created an interim youth board with entirely new members! Come down to The Key board meeting on Wednesday at 3:45pm for more information. To see a list of the new interim board members, check out the “Youth Board” page.
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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