LINK Leaders Summer

For 7th-10th grade:

LINK Leaders Summer is a 6-week, full-day program from June 29 to August 7 for seventh through tenth graders. The program runs 5 days per week (Monday-Friday) from 9:00am-4:00pm. Breakfast will be served from 9:00-9:30am. LINK Leaders will guide students in grades 7th-10th to high school graduation and into college, technical training, and/or the workforce.

Each program day includes Business & Entrepreneurship Camp and enrichment blocks. Students choose from enrichment opportunities in STEM, art, writing/humanities, financial literacy, and service learning. Fridays are field trips that create anticipation and align with the career readiness curriculum; trips may include touring businesses, participating in selling events, meeting local entrepreneurs, and touring local colleges. Volunteers from local businesses will also share their expertise during the camp. Each day includes movement breaks, breakfast, snack, and lunch to help relax and energize students and encourage healthy habits in school and the workplace. Students also participate in Daily Rap and Reflection meetings to support positive, student-directed progress within individuals and the program as a whole.

Summer enrichment partners include:

• Digital Harbor Foundation: 3D printing, screenprinting
• Clayworks: clay arts
• Art With a Heart: visual arts and crafts
• Martial arts, Dance, & Yoga

For 10th-12th grade (16+ years): Career Fellowship

New for summer 2020! Our returning Leaders may register for a summer internship through the Village Learning Place and YouthWorksStudents must be eligible for YouthWorks and must complete the online YouthWorks application before March 1, 2020. Upon submitting the YouthWorks application, students should turn in the Verification Receipt Form to Ms. Kim and schedule a one-on-one meeting to discuss Career Fellowship opportunities for the summerOur Student Leaders will be eligible for paid employment in either LINK Summer PreK-6th programming or other neighborhood businesses based upon their career interests. 

June 29, 2020 – August 7, 2020

Monday – Friday, 9:30am–4:00pm

(Breakfast served from 9am–9:30am)

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.

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 on either May 27 or June 8:

  • Wednesday, May 27, from 6:00–7:00pm
  • Monday, June 8, from 6:00–7:00pm

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.