LINK Leaders Summer

LINK Leaders Summer (7th+ grade) programs will be hybrid in 202and will run for 6 weeks from June 2to August 6. Programming will be online Monday–Thursday from 11AM–3PM with a onehour lunch break at Noon. Topics will include college and career readiness, service learning, and entrepreneurship. Classes will feature art, cooking, and other enrichments as wellFridays will be dedicated to in-person, socially-distant, outdoor field trips. Possible field trips include team-building adventures at Outward Bound, college campus tours, and walking tours of historic Baltimore. It is expected that masks be worn and social-distancing norms be observed during all in-person activities. There will be a no-tolerance policy for infractions.  

Students who have registered and been accepted into the Youthworks program may receive a stipend for attendance and participation in LINK Leaders programming. Youthworkers will be expected to attend an orientation prior to the start of programming. Please email kim.jolley@villagelearningplace.org for questions regarding your student’s eligibility. 

Read our LINK Leaders Summer 2020 Program Evaluation.

June 28, 2021 – August 6, 2021 


Online Interactive Learning for LINK Leaders Includes:

  • Four days each week (Mo–Th) for 1 hour each morning (11am–Noon) and 2 hours each afternoon (1pm–3pm).
  • One-hour lunch break (Mo–Th, Noon-1pm) will be monitored by staff and open for students’ online socializing with their LINK friends.
  • Opportunity for virtual Service Learning Project; students may earn up to 25 hours of service learning.
  • Opportunity to earn YouthWorks hours or a stipend worth up to $200 for participating in College and Career Skill Builders.
  • Enrichment Sessions will include STEM explorations, art, music, movement breaks, cooking demonstrations, and more!
  • Special theme days such as goofy hat day, PJ party, or tie-dye day to engage students.
  • Supply box with materials.

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. 

The online application is available here.

A parent/caregiver or an emergency contact (18 years or older) MUST attend the mandatory LINK Leaders Family Orientation. Dates are TBD and will be announced well in advance to enrolled families.  

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.