Youth Development

10th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance “Be Our Guest”

Saturday, April 22, 2017   — Check back here for updated information for 2018!
5:00-7:30 pm
Hastings Middle School

Registration now being accepted. To sign up online, click here.


HMS Promise Fellows

The Hastings Middle School Promise Fellows are affiliated with the Minnesota Alliance with Youth, and AmeriCorps. The HMS Promise Fellows work directly with students in grades 6th through 8th regarding need in the following areas: attendance, academics, and behavior.  Promise Fellows serve a term of one to two years within the organization, and are supported in a collaborative effort by Hastings Middle School, the United Way of Hastings, Hastings Community Education, and the YMCA of Hastings.

5 Promises of the HMS Promise Fellows

To learn more about the Promise Fellows and the work they do, please contact Sara Lawrence with Hastings Community Education for more information.

ME to WE Club posterHMS ME to WE Club

The Hastings Middle School ME to WE Club is affiliated with the international organizations ME to WE and Free the Children. Students involved in ME to WE invest in local and global initiatives, and learn to communicate with peers and their community regarding the initiatives they collectively invest in. Students also earn their way toward WE Day –a celebration of youth making a difference in their local and global communities. Our students have attended WE Day at the Excel Center the last two years, joining thousands of students in celebration from around the United States! Check out the website here for more information on WE Day: .

ME to WE is part of WE which empowers people to change the world. WE invite your student to join a community of people who are making the world a better place! Together WE can chance the world!

Contact Sara Lawrence with Hastings Community Education for more information.


student-impactHMS Student Impact Club  

  • Student Impact encourages higher student involvement academically, socially, and in our community.
  • Student Impact is a program offered to all students – free of charge.
  • Student Impact helps students with schoolwork & educational support.
  • Student Impact engages students in social activities & service learning projects both in school & in our community.
  • Student Impact acts as a guide – connecting involved students with at least 10 hours of community service throughout the year.
  • Student Impact encourages participation from families offering opportunities for family involvement throughout the year.
  • Student Impact is connected with OASIS – a free after school program that offers homework help, snack, games and support to all HMS students.
  • Student Impact Brochure 2015-16 (attached pdf)

Contact Sara Lawrence with Hastings Community Education for more information.


wedgeHMS SumMEr Wedge

The SumMEr WEdge program is an extension of the Hastings Middle School Student Impact Club and ME to WE  Club, which both makes a local and global impact through community outreach. SumMEr WEdge reaches students in grades 5 – 8 that are involved in Promise Fellow programming. The ME in SumMEr represents the individual need for fun in a safe environment that provides belonging, friendship, empowerment, and leadership skills. The WE in WEdge represents the act of DOING, GIVING, and EXCELLING beyond expectations.

Contact Sara Lawrence with Hastings Community Education for more information.


asbHMS Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break is designed to run during the scheduled District 200 spring break – offering field trips, community service activities, and other engaging activities for students home over spring break! This program is designed for students in grades 5th through 10th – check the Hastings Community Education website for more information and scheduled events as dates draw near!

Contact Sara Lawrence with Hastings Community Education for more information.


yicHHS Youth Impact Council

YIC – or Youth Impact Council has been previously known as YFPC, or Youth First Planning Council in years past, and is supported by Hastings Community Education, the YMCA of Hastings, and Hastings Parks and Recreation. This club is designed for students in grades 9th through 12th, and focuses on community service and fundraising activities throughout the school year. YIC is the only high school organization that is a student funded scholarship program. Each year, we are able to award a graduating HHS senior with money that has been raised by our students – this is something our students are very proud of! YIC students support many community events including the Hastings Halloween Party, the Hastings Family Service Holiday coin drive, the Daddy Daughter Dance, Alternative Spring Break, and much more! Students are able to letter in Youth Impact Council – accumulating points affiliated with community and school service.

Projects and activities are brought to the group based on student interest and community requests. Monthly meetings for Fall are held September 22, October 13, November 17, January 12, February 9, March 23, April 13 and End of Year Luncheon on May 16th before school at 7:07 am and any student may attend. This group is a great way to get involved and meet new people!  Interested or have questions?  Contact us!
Sara Lawrence at 651-480-7673.

Contact Sara Lawrence with Hastings Community Education for more information.