LINK Leaders Summer
Return to In-Person Programming in 2022
LINK Leaders Summer will be fully in-person in 2022 for the first time since 2019. The program will run for 6 weeks from June 27 through August 5. Monday-Thursday we will be on-site at Village Learning Place, participating in our updated curriculum. That curriculum includes a focus on career and college planning, financial education, entrepreneurship, service-learning, enrichments, and movement time outdoors. Fridays will be reserved for field trips.
Enrichments typically include a mix of art, STEM activities, cooking, athletics/dance/yoga, graphic arts, photography, and more.
Field Trips vary from a day at the beach, to college visits, to touring a business and learning about career options, to students challenging themselves to climb a rock wall, to learning something new about Baltimore and its’ history.
Opportunities to earn while you learn:
- Teens who will be 14 by July 1 may apply to YouthWorks (oedworks.com) and be paid a stipend through the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) to attend our programming.
- All enrolled students will participate in a group service-learning project that can yield up to 25 hours of service hours towards the high school graduation requirement.
- Interested teens are invited to sell concessions to families at our summer Family Fun Night.
- Our entrepreneurship curriculum often culminates with a judged competition with prizes awarded to top finishers.
- Students not earning a stipend through Youthworks may get a stipend for participating in career and college programming.
- Additionally, our college and career curriculum will help students who are interested find work outside of summer hours.
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. Family Orientation is also mandatory for students enrolled in Youthworks.
Online application available. (Vaccination Required)
A parent/caregiver or an emergency contact (18 years or older) MUST attend the mandatory LINK Leaders Family Orientation. Students who will receive a YouthWorks stipend are also expected to attend the Family Orientation.
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.