Programs

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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“In class, people make fun of you because you don't understand some things. At the Middle School Youth Center, nobody makes fun. I think this is why I come.”
– 7th grade student