Check out this awesome opportunity for a post-secondary scholarship:
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. 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 – and intend to continue to be involved – 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 hardcopy.
A handful o’ kids made Chinese food with Danny Dobrow yesterday. Using the fabulous Emmaus kitchen, we made Vegetable “Dumplings”, Kung Pao Chicken, and Tofu Fried Rice. It was… SO MUCH work.
When: Dec. 27th, 7:00-9:00pm, 2010
Where: The New Key, 109 6th St., Northfield, MN
What: A chance to come see the new building, meet the current board, learn what the Key’s been up to, reconnect with other alumni, and share stories!
*For more info call 507-663-0715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Invite your friends and check back here for updates!
On Tuesday, Nov. 16th, 2010, GiveMN.org is hosting Give to the Max Day. Any money donated to the Key during these 24 hours will be matched by GiveMn.org! That means any money you donate to the Key is really DOUBLE the amount. Here is a word from their website:
“Give to the Max Day returns as a day to inspire unprecedented levels of charitable giving in the state of Minnesota! Our goal is to beat our own record and get 40,000 people to give to their favorite Minnesota charity on November 16. Hundreds of nonprofits will offer the opportunity to double your dollars throughout the 24 hours. Every donation you make gives your favorite organization the chance to win even more money.
Please mark your calendars for November 16 – donate to your favorite organizations who help contribute to the quality of life in our state. Whether you care about children, the arts, clean water or education – you can connect with a cause and an organization that needs your support. Then share your donations with your friends and family using the easy share links on GiveMN.
So click on GiveMN.org November 16th and contribute all you can. Help us reach 40,000 donors strong. You have one day to be part of history. One incredible day to Give to the Max to make our state a better place.”
There is over $1.8 million dollars available in matching funds, so be generous!
It is so easy:
1. Go to GiveMn.org.
2. Search for “Northfield Union of Youth”.
3. Click on one of two tabs: “Help the Key open a new door!” or “NORTHFIELD UNION OF YOUTH INC”. The first link is specifically for our capital campaign, which will help cover the cost, repairs, and remodeling of the new building (this is where we need the most help right now), and the second tab is for the organization in general.
4. Enter the amount you want to donate.
Thank you for all of your generous support – we really hope you consider giving!
Book Club will be starting up at the Key on Monday, Nov. 15th shortly after 7pm. We will be reading The Chosen by Chaim Potok. Also, we have a legitimate St. Olaf student who will be helping us lead discussion! Please stop by the Key to pick up a book if you are interested in attending. There will be snacks!!!
A brief synopsis from Amazon:
Few stories offer more warmth, wisdom, or generosity than this tale of two boys, their fathers, their friendship, and the chaotic times in which they live. Though on the surface it explores religious faith–the intellectually committed as well as the passionately observant–the struggles addressed in The Chosen are familiar to families of all faiths and in all nations.
In 1940s Brooklyn, New York, an accident throws Reuven Malther and Danny Saunders together. Despite their differences (Reuven is a Modern Orthodox Jew with an intellectual, Zionist father; Danny is the brilliant son and rightful heir to a Hasidic rebbe), the young men form a deep, if unlikely, friendship. Together they negotiate adolescence, family conflicts, the crisis of faith engendered when Holocaust stories begin to emerge in the U.S., loss, love, and the journey to adulthood. The intellectual and spiritual clashes between fathers, between each son and his own father, and between the two young men, provide a unique backdrop for this exploration of fathers, sons, faith, loyalty, and, ultimately, the power of love.
Come check it out!
Don’t forget, staff interviews today at the NEW Key beginning at 4:00. Board members, please come if you want to be a part of the review process. Potential staffers, show up to your interview! See you there…
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.”
Please consider donating for Give to the Max: give.mn/l8xqif ...