homework helpPRIMEtime includes five main programs:

  • PLUS – An after school program that meets four days per week at Bridgewater, Sibley and Greenvale Park Elementary Schools
  • Middle School Youth Center – An after school youth center open four days per week in the Northfield Middle School
  • The Key – A year-round, youth-run teen center in downtown Northfield
  • Homework Help – Providing before and after school homework help programs to youth
  • Summer PLUS – A summer-long academic and recreational program for elementary and middle school students.

Each PRIMEtime site offers:

  • Homework assistance from college and community volunteer tutors
  • Daily skill-building workshops on an array of topics selected by youth
  • One-on-one mentoring with caring adults
  • Ongoing cultural- and gender-specific groups
  • College and career exploration experiences
  • Transportation to and from the program
  • Youth leadership opportunities, including serving on boards, setting programming, and mentoring younger students
  • Family events
  • Service-learning experiences

Other partners in PRIMEtime include:

Here’s the latest:

12.19.14 – As a result of the work of its PRIMEtime network, Northfield was invited by the National League of Cities to participate in its Citywide Afterschool System Building Leadership Academy last week. more »

12.19.14 – Northfield's PRIMEtime collaborative has been featured in the National League of Cities' "Municipal Leadership for Children and Families in Small and Mid-Sized Cities." more »

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 »

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“The Middle School Youth Center offers opportunities to kids who may otherwise fall through the cracks. MSYC not only catches these kids, but throws them farther up so they can be more productive and successful.”
– MSYC volunteer