This Friday we will be attending a TV commercial analysis at The Cave (it sounds lame but it’s going to be awesome, trust me.) Meet at The Key around 3:30 for a ride up to Carleton! The show starts at 4.
Dear Key Alums,
We are currently trying to create a database of past Key youth. If you are a Key alum interested in being added to this list, please email your name, involvement with the Key (Youth Board member, Photo Club coordinator, etc), and years participated to Rachel Woldum at email@example.com. Also, if you can send us any names of “Key kids” that you remember from back in your day, that would be wonderful! Thanks so much, and we look forward to hearing from you!
Do you wanna stay fit?
Do you wanna SWEAT?
Do you wanna work off that DECABACONATOR you just ate?
Well then join us for Physical Activities Club! The first meeting is this Sunday, March 21, at 5:00pm. We will be playing KICKBALL (probably by City Hall). Meet at the Key or just head over there. Other potential activities include ultimate frisbee, Red Rover, Circus Soccer, and wiffle ball. We hope you’ll join us!
On Tuesday, March 9th, beginning at 5pm, there will be a cooking class led by Danny Dobrow. The class will be held at Emmaus Baptist church…feel free to come for the whole class or just drop in! Rides will be leaving from the Key a little before 5pm. We will be making manicotti, both with and without meat, and garlic bread. Bon Appetit!
On Friday, Dec. 4th, a group of NUY kids attended the ARTech poetry slam, where they were lucky enough to see and hear some of their fellow Key kids perform original works of poetry. Three of the top 4 winners were kids who regularly come to the Key: Andi Sison (1st place), Josef Hines (2nd place), and Ellen Bashor (4th place).
CONGRATULATIONS, and thanks for making us look good. You all are magnificently talented.
Over the past 2 weeks The Key has ran 3 fundraisers raising around $800 for a local family in need. With the proceeds we were able to buy gifts for 5 children in the family and a nice Christmas dinner. Thank you everyone that contributed and took part in any of the fundraisers!
Join us Tuesday nights at 7pm for GAME NIGHT, the Key’s newest program. The first ever game night will be held next Tuesday, Dec. 8th and we’ll play Trivial Pursuit. This event will include FOOD. If the program gets big enough, we will start brackets, teams, and have ultimate championships matches. Thanks to Tom Dobrow for introducing the idea and being Program Coordinator!! WOOTAH!
The following comment was sent to the NUY’s email account regarding our concert/SLAM the Square event that took place on Sept. 19th:
“I had a great time, everything was good to experience. I especially liked walking out of Goodbye Blue Monday and hearing the music begin: A Neutral Milk Hotel song I’ve been listening to non-stop for about three days.”
Moral of this story: We make people happy and have good taste in music. Go us.
Come to the Key this Friday for a viewing of The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Roger Ford, starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck. Stunning cinematography and great acting!
Providence, capital of Rhode Island, has a population of 171,557, but surrounding metropolitan population of over a million and a half according to the Office of Management and Budget. Cities of this size rarely cater toward skateboarders in the downtown area. But Providence, near their Kennedy Plaza (smack dab in the middle of downtown) has this interesting structure: a winter ice rink and summer and fall skatepark. This could be a really cool idea for the Northfield ice rink if the skatepark doesn’t get off the ground in the near future. A good flat and smooth surface with the space to add jumps and accessories is all that is needed. This place was packed at 8:30pm in late October. Youth are very happy with the arrangement of the city and are extremely happy with the level of support they have received with this project.
Many parents and other adults were watching the skateboarders and a few bikers work their artform. I wish more downtowns would do things like this. How cool would a downtown rink/skatepark be? This park was not the only park in Providence but did provide some very cool variety.
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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