Healthy Community Initiative

Thriving Youth. Thriving Community.



PRIMEtime Collaborative is a network of local organizations and youth programs that provide free after-school and summer programming for over 1,000 school-age children in Northfield.

It’s our community. They are our kids. Let’s take responsibility for making sure that when 4 p.m. rolls around, they have somewhere safe to go and positive, healthy activities to engage in. We’re all better off when kids succeed.


PRIMEtime 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: