LINK Leaders Summer

LINK Summer (PreK-6th grade) and LINK Leaders Summer (7th+ grade) programs will be fully virtual in 2020 and will run for 6-weeks from June 29 to August 7. In order to ensure equitable access to programming, we are designing 3 learning pathways – Online interactive sessions; Pre-recorded static workshops; & No Tech track (without worksheets). Our interactive online sessions will be broken down into 2 age bands for LINK Summer (PreK-2nd and 3rd-6th) and 1 for LINK Leaders (7th-11th). We are envisioning larger age groupings since we know many of our families have siblings and several family members within one household and likely do not have devices for concurrent learning. 

Registered students may join in all 3 learning pathways this summer. VLP will be a site for the Summer Meals grab & go service. In addition to food, we are planning to have weekly supply packets available for families in our program so that they have the materials needed for the activities each week. Each student will get a supply box at start of summer programming with materials (ie. paper, markers, crayons, scissors, composition book, sketch pad, etc.); additional supply materials will be available weekly at Grab & Go Meal service pick-up. VLP will also create at-home learning explorations, projects, and hands-on kits.

Read our LINK Leaders Summer 2020 Program Evaluation.

June 29, 2020 – August 7, 2020 

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); additional enrichment sessions may be scheduled for late afternoon or evenings based upon facilitator availability 
  • One-hour lunch break (Mo-Th, 12-1pm) will be monitored by staff and open for students’ online socializing with their LINK friends 
  • Opportunity for virtual Service Learning Project; students may earn 25 hours of service learning 
  • Opportunity to earn up to $200 stipend for participating in College and Career Skill Builders 
  • Enrichment Sessions will include STEM explorations, art, music, movement breaks, cooking demonstrations, and lots more virtual learning & fun 
  • Special theme days such as crazy hat day, PJ party, or tie-dye to engage students 
  • Supply box with materials 
  • Full access to Pre-Recorded Workshops on VLP website and At-Home activities

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.