Meet one of Northfield’s four Promise Fellows — Jordan Taylor

October 18, 2010

Meet Jordan Taylor, Promise Fellow with the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative!

Northfield is very fortunate to have four fantastic AmeriCorps Promise Fellows this year.   These individuals serve full-time, supporting youth in our community through a partnership with the Minnesota Alliance With Youth.   The Fellows work at the Northfield Middle School, Northfield High School, Area Learning Center, The Key, and the Healthy Community Initiative (HCI).  Northfield was selected to host four Fellows through a competitive grant process from the Minnesota Alliance With Youth.

During the month of October, we’re profiling the four Promise Fellows.  Today we are featuring Jordan Taylor, who is in his second year as a Promise Fellow with HCI.

Meet Promise Fellow Jordan Taylor!

Host Site:
Healthy Community Initiative
Hometown: Hutchinson, Minnesota
School/Major: University of Minnesota, Duluth – Sociology
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, it would be… Potatoes – a boring but versatile food
What you’re reading right now: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Favorite place you’ve traveled: New York City
Unexpected fact about you: I play in at least 5 different bands, yikes.

Tell us a little bit about what you do as a Promise Fellow:

I work on a variety of youth-focused initiatives around Northfield and larger Rice County, collaborating with groups such as the Northfield Mayor’s Youth Council, the Northfield Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Alcohol & Drug Use, TORCH, and the Northfield Union of Youth (The Key).

Here’s the latest:

11.29.12 – Northfield's PRIMEtime Collaborative is being recognized by the National League of Cities (NLC) as a model program demonstrating innovative and collaborative approaches within government. PRIMEtime is one of 27 municipal programs selected for the 2012 City Showcase—NLC’s premiere program celebrating city achievements. more »

1.14.11 – The PRIMEtime after school collaborative was featured at this week's meeting of the Northfield School Board. more »

11.10.10 – Meet Mundo Garza, Promise Fellow with the Northfield High School! more »

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“The PRIMEtime programs provide safe and constructive after school and summer opportunities to kids who may not have access to other out-of-school time activities.”
– Zach Pruitt, Healthy Community Initiative