LINK Leaders School Year
LINK (Let’s Invest in Neighborhood Kids) is an initiative offering programs and services to strengthen our entire community.
In-Person Programming for 2021-2022 School Year!
LINK Leaders serves 7th to 12th grade students every day during the school year, Monday-Friday, from 2:30-5:30pm. LINK Leaders will support learning while guiding middle and high school students to graduation and into college, technical training, and/or the workforce. Through our “Leaders Open Doors” curriculum, students will be encouraged to seek out opportunities new experiences and opportunities. In addition, LINK Leaders aims to provide students access to dynamic learning and networking opportunities. The LINK Leaders program focuses on character-building and leadership training through hands-on education, workshops, and partnerships with community leaders. Community service will be emphasized within the college and career-readiness curriculum.
The LINK Leaders program schedule differs from our PreK-6th programming in that it is less structured and daily attendance is not required. Instead, students can drop-in as their schedule allows or sign-up for the numerous workshops and enrichments that are available throughout the year. It is expected that all enrolled students will attend programming at least once a week throughout the school year.
The LINK Leaders schedule is Mondays through Fridays from 2:30pm until 5:30pm. Each day will start with a self-guided period for study and transition time from 2:30-3:30pm. Structured programming will take place from 3:30-5pm each day featuring a variety of activities including enrichment workshops, college & career exploration, leadership development, and service learning. Dinner is served beginning at 5:00pm.
October 4, 2021 – June 2, 2022
Monday – Friday, 2:30pm–5:30pm
To enroll a student in LINK Leaders at the Village Learning Place, a parent/guardian must complete the online application and attend a mandatory family orientation.
To complete the online application, click here.
A parent/caregiver or an emergency contact (18 years or older) MUST attend the mandatory LINK Leaders Family Orientation. Please attend one of two options:
Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 6:00–7:00pm
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 6:00–7:00pm.