Pre-K to 6th grade
In-Person for 2022 (Vaccination Required)
Open Registration Begins April 29th- https://bit.ly/LINKSummer22
LINK (Let’s Invest in Neighborhood Kids) Summer will be returning to in-person learning in 2022 for grades PreK-6th. Program will run for 6 weeks from June 27th through August 5th from 9 am to 4 pm. LINK (Let’s Invest in Neighborhood Kids) Summer at the Village Learning Place is an educational and creative program offering lessons in literacy, math, and science, plus enrichment workshops and weekly field trips! Students will receive breakfast and lunch through our partnership with Baltimore Housing Authority’s Summer Meals Program, and VLP will provide a morning and afternoon snack for students. Midway through the program, we will host a Family Fun Night and at the end of the program, we will have an End of Summer Celebration.
During the program, students will have the opportunity to work with program staff to enhance their skills in math, science, and reading. Our teachers and classroom assistants will help to reinforce what students learned during the school year to help prevent the “summer slide.” We will also include important elements of character education in our curriculum like circle time, identifying feelings, and friendship building to name a few.
Students will be exposed to new skills and ideas through enrichment classes like clay sculpting, mindfulness, fun fitness, visual art, theater, poetry, gardening, technology, and many more.
We understand that learning can be fun and doesn’t always take place in the classroom. Our students will be able to enjoy learning in our garden, on community walks, and during our Friday field trips. Students and program staff will attend field trips to places like the zoo, aquarium, museums, and other fun learning destinations.
Full vaccination will be required for participants and to make that possible, VLP has partnered with other community organizations to host several neighborhood vaccine clinics. VLP will follow guidance from the CDC and the Baltimore City government to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Program spaces will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day and overnight.
How to Enroll
New this year—priority and returning students will have an exclusive first chance to enroll beginning Thursday, April 7, at the end of our program day from 5 – 6:30 pm. Plan to join us at the VLP offices at 2510 St. Paul (2nd floor) to enroll! For summer 2022, priority and returning students will be able to skip our preregistration process.
A link to our online application will be emailed to priority and returning families on Friday, April 8.
As a note, priority students are students who need a little help meeting school-
day expectations. VLP has expanded our definition of returning students to include students who participated in LINK After School or LINK Summer in 2019-2022.
Pre-registration opens for new students on April 29. Preregistration holds your spot in line while we process the first round of applicants. If a spot is available for your student, you will receive an email with a link to our online application.
Pre-registration ends on June 1.
To finalize enrollment, all families must submit a completed application and plan to attend a mandatory family orientation in the VLP library. Orientation dates are below.
Thursday, June 9, at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15, at 6 p.m.
The Village Learning Place (VLP) prohibits discrimination in all its programs, services, 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.