Get Ready for the 2013-2014 School Year!

Hello Everybody!

I hope you all have had fun and relaxing summers!  It’s already the last week of August and the new school year is right around the corner–which means it’s time to sign up to tutor!  Signing up now will ensure that you have your background check completed in plenty of time so you are ready to go the very first day of school.  We had 170 tutors and thousands of volunteer hours in 2012-’13, and I hope we can continue that awesomeness this upcoming year!

Check back here for more posts and important updates throughout the year.

Best Wishes,

Amy Decker

VISTA – Accelerate Northfield


Come Meet our New VISTA at Riverwalk this Saturday!!


Welcome to Accelerate Northfield’s August ’13 Newsletter!  

Hello Tutors,

I wanted to take a minute in this newsletter to introduce myself.  My name is Amy Decker, and I will be taking over for Joe at Accelerate Northfield this year.  I am from Red Wing, MN and graduated from Stanford University this June.  I moved to Northfield in early August to start my position at Accelerate Northfield.  I’m very excited to work with such a wonderful program!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me over this next year with any questions, concerns or to just say hello.  I’d love to hear from you.  Now on to business!

The end of the summer is fast approaching and we are excited to be getting ready for a new school year.  But before we start the new school year, I wanted to take a minute to thank you again for all your service and dedication last year.  2012-2013 was a fabulous year for Accelerate Northfield — we had over 170 community tutors work with over 1,000 students.  I hope we can continue this great effort in the upcoming year!

Please take a minute this month to sign up to tutor again this year at  Click on “Yes, I want to help!” to start the sign up process. Don’t forget to complete the background check so you can start tutoring at the beginning of the school year in September!  I look forward to working with you and hope to see you soon.

We will be at the Riverwalk in Bridge Square this Saturday (the 17th) from 9am to 1pm, so please come see us if you have any questions or would just like to chat.  I’d love to see you there!

Thank you again for your amazing work last year,

Amy Decker

Accelerate Northfield VISTA