LINK (Let’s Invest in Neighborhood Kids) Summer is a full-day program for over 100 youth in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. The 8 week program runs 5 days per week from 9:00am-4:00pm. LINK Summer is designed to prevent summer learning loss and to inspire creativity. Monday through Thursday mornings, PreK-2nd grade students participate in Letter Parade, a fun and engaging reading program, and in Number Playground, an intensive math exploration program that highlights math relevance, strategy, and success. Students in 3rd-6th grade participate in classes that incorporate KidsLit curriculum for literacy instruction and Afterschool Math Plus curriculum.
For one hour each day, students learn in enrichment sessions, which have included urban gardening in the VLP’s learning garden, Science Hypothesis Testing, technology, intensive art and drama classes, book-making workshops, and more. Fridays are reserved for field trips to local nature centers, museums, and our nation’s capital. All students receive free breakfast and lunch through the Baltimore City Summer Food Program.
June 27, 2016 – August 19, 2016
Monday – Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm
Session 1: June 27 – July 22 / Session 2: July 25 – August 19
LINK Summer Orientation Dates:
To enroll your child in summer programming at the Village Learning Place, you must pre-register at the VLP library and then attend a mandatory parent orientation. Pre-registration does not guarantee your child’s enrollment into LINK Summer. To fully register your child, a parent or adult caregiver must attend the mandatory orientation on June 8 or 9.
June 8 at 3pm ~OR~ June 9 at 6pm
Orientation will take place at VLP.
*If your child is enrolled in a Baltimore City Public School, please bring the Student ID number that is found on their report card.
ATTN: All classes are full with a substantial waitlist.
LINK Summer Before & After Care
The VLP offers a fee-for-service Before & After Care program for students in Pre-K through 6th grades.
Cost for Before & After Care Options:
- Before Care only (8am-9am) ~ $30/week
- After Care only (4pm-6pm) ~ $60/week
- Before & After Care (8am-9am & 4pm-6pm) ~ $75/week
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.