LINK Leaders Summer is a full-day program for seventh through twelfth grade. The program runs 5 days per week (Monday-Friday) from 10:00am-5:00pm. Breakfast will be served from 9-10am. LINK Leaders will guide students in grades 7th-12th to high school graduation and into college, technical training, and/or the workforce. LINK Leaders is a four-week program.
Students in 7th-9th grade will discover Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)’s Exploring Careers curriculum. This will teach important career readiness skills using project-based and experiential lessons. Students in 10th-12th grade will participate in NFTE’s BizCamp program. The BizCamp 11e curriculum features both literacy and math, including economics, supply and demand, market research, writing a business plan, and cost/benefit analysis. Volunteers from local businesses will also share their expertise during the camp.
10th – 12th Competition
Each young person who takes the NFTE BizCamp class works toward completing a business plan, then goes on to present and defend it in a competition for seed capital.
1st place – $1,000
2nd place – $500
3rd place – $250
Enrichment classes, mentoring, service learning, and field trips will all help to engage and excite older students. All students receive free breakfast and lunch through the Baltimore City Summer Food Program. Summer enrichment partners include:
• Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
• Digital Harbor Foundation: 3D printing, screenprinting
• Code in the Schools: computer coding, e-textiles
• Sounding Seas Writers: creative writing
• Human Being Productions: video production
• Art With a Heart: visual arts and crafts
• Martial arts, Dance & Yoga
July 11, 2016 – August 5, 2016
Monday – Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm
(Breakfast served from 9am-10am)
To enroll in LINK Leaders Summer at the Village Learning Place, you must complete an application and attend a mandatory family orientation.
Priority enrollment for BCPS students now through April 27. Open enrollment begins April 27, at 12 pm.
The Village Learning Place (VLP) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.