SERVICES TO YOUTH
The Links, Incorporated created its first program facet, Services to Youth, to equip black youth to use their intellect and spirit of achievement to become successful and productive citizens. Today, The Links, Incorporated continues to implement aligned, integrated and transformational programs responsive to the academic, health, cultural, social awareness, career development, and mentoring needs of youth.
The Services to Youth facet uses an integrated approach to prepare young people to succeed as healthy citizens in the global workforce and to promote healthy lifestyles within families and communities.
2015-2016 Programming Activities
The 1st place winner of the Poster Arts Competition was submitted on April 4, 2016 via United Parcel Services. Our entry was in category II (grades 4-6). The Southern Area had a tremendous response so Chapters that submitted an entry were sent an email confirming receipt of the poster on April 14, 2016. The Area Judging Event will be on April 23rd.
Links Lexile Lounge
The culminating event for the Links Lexlie Lounge was held on April 29, 2016. Each of the 25 students that participated in the program were presented with a personalized bag of three books, an African American coloring cook, a box of crayons, a certificate of participation, a T shirt designed for the program. Every kindergartner was given a T-shirt to encourage summer reading.
Coach Beckford, was presented a check in the amount of $1,050.00 for field day activities. This donation was to help with expenses that included, rentals, (moonwalk, obstacle courses, dump tank, slide), DJ and Cooking Grill, Food, and T shirts. Mr. Beckford is will notify us as to exactly what our contribution covered.
Georgia Milestone Testing
The committee decided provide snacks for Grades 3-5, during testing week. STY provided snacks consisting of 12 boxes of 45 count gold fish, 12 boxes 80 count fruit snacks, 6 containers of peppermints, juice, and water. These items were delivered to the school on April 10 and April 17, 2016 for both weeks of testing.
The final workshop for this program year was on April 17, 2016. Link Kimberly Alexander presented a session on Conflict Resolution entitled “Can’t We Just Get Along”. Her presentation was excellent, both in content and delivery. The students were very attentive and engaging. There were several activities at the Covenant on this day; the shelter residents attended a different program. Our participants of 4 males and 5 females were Rites to Passage residents. The evaluations from the all of the participants revealed they completely enjoyed the meal. All of them found the presentation completely interesting and relevant; they all indicated that they learned something that they did not know. The session was completely enjoyed; the workshop and presenter were both rated excellent by all. The participants indicated on the evaluations the following activities they would like offered for during the summer: BBQ/Cookout onsite and off-site theatre/museum venue. Other topics suggested by the students included Self Awareness, Health and Fitness, How to Build Relationships and Investing.