Pre-K to 6th grade
In-Person for 2023
Pre-K through 6th graders are invited to LINK (Let’s Invest in Neighborhood Kids) Summer from Wednesday, July 5th through Friday, August 11th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. LINK Summer at the Village Learning Place is a dynamic, educational 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 morning and afternoon snacks for students.
Join us for our Family Fun Night on Thursday, July 20th, and for our End of Summer Celebration on Thursday, August 10th, to check out what our students have been up to this summer!
During the program, students will have the opportunity to work with 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 building relationships, identifying feelings, and being a strong community member to name a few.
Students will be exposed to new skills and ideas through enrichment classes like sculpture, mindfulness, fitness, dancing, visual art, cooking, gardening, technology, and many more.
We understand that learning should be fun and doesn’t always take place in the classroom. Our students will be able to enjoy learning in our garden, in our historic library, 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 destinations that will capture students’ imaginations.
Vaccination is recommended for participants. VLP will follow guidance from the CDC and Baltimore City government to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Program spaces will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day and overnight.
Read our LINK Summer 2022 Program Report.
How to Enroll
Priority and Returning students will be invited via email and/or mailed flyer to enroll in person at What’s Next? Fest on March 30, 2023—more information about this event is available here.
A link to our online application will be emailed to priority and returning families on Wednesday, April 12th.
As a note, priority students are students who need a little help meeting school-day expectations as determined through assessments and observations from VLP staff. Returning students have participated in LINK Summer 2022 or LINK After School 2022-2023.
Pre-registration opens for new students opens on April 18th. Pre-registration 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 May 31st.
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 8th @ 3pm
Tuesday, June 13th @ 12pm
Thursday, June 15th @ 6pm
Vaccination is recommended for participants.
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.