LINK Leaders School Year

LINK (Let’s Invest in Neighborhood Kids) is an initiative offering programs and services to strengthen our entire community.

LINK Leaders serves 7th to 10th 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. 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 2018 LINK Leaders Summer class meets with guest career panelist Nigel-Ray Garcia, Programs Manager at Baltimore Corps.

The LINK Leaders program schedule is different than PreK-6th programming and daily attendance is not required. Instead, students will elect to participate in a variety of workshops and enrichment opportunities throughout the school year. Students in the Leaders program should plan to attend at least 15 hours of programming per month. Students are expected to attend the sessions that they sign up for and to communicate with staff when scheduling conflicts arise. Additionally, all LINK Leaders are expected to participate in a base number of service learning and leadership development hours each month.

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 3:30-5:00pm 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—May 27th, 2022

Monday–Friday, 2:25–5:30pm 

LINK After School serves Pre-Kindergarten to 6th Grade students every day, Monday-Friday. The program provides students with free, dynamic programming and nutritious snacks and supper every weekday throughout the school year. The academic focus of the LINK programs is on reading, mathematics, science, and character education with quality instruction and research-based curricula. Enrichment opportunities include STEM, art, teambuilding, and physical activities.  

Students may begin pre-registering for the LINK After School program starting on the 1st day of school, Monday, August 30th at Noon. The VLP has a staggered registration schedule for priority and returning LINK students. Priority students will receive a postcard via mail and an email with pre-registration information. Returning students will receive an email with pre-registration information. 

Pre-registration dates for Fall 2021: 
• Monday, August 30th, Noon – Pre-registration for priority students 
• Thursday, September 2nd, Noon – Pre-registration opens for all returning LINK students 
• Thursday, September 9th, Noon – Pre-registration open to all 

Priority and returning LINK students with receive an email with the link to the online pre-registration form.  

As a new student, you are welcome to pre-register starting at noon on September 9th, in the Village Learning Place library or by using this link:

Mandatory Family Orientation

After pre-registration, families must attend a mandatory Family Orientation to complete the LINK application process. Three orientation sessions will be offered and a parent/guardian must attend 1 of the 3 meetings to complete the registration process. Please make sure you are able to attend and participate in orientation for the entire time. 

To keep our staff and community safe, we are offering additional Family Orientation meetings and requiring families to RSVP in advance. VLP will be limiting the number of families who join us at each meeting. Orientation spots are first come, first serve.  

Please use this link below to RSVP. 

Family Orientation Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday, September 14 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. (en español para las familias hispanohablantes según sea necesario) 
  • Thursday, September 16 from 3-4:30pm (en español para las familias hispanohablantes según sea necesario) 
  • Monday, September 20 from 6-7:30pm (en español para las familias hispanohablantes según sea necesario) 
Mr. Carson and his class in the library during circle time.