With the Services To Youth Facet leading the Integrated Program at Hollis Innovative Academy, along with collaborative efforts from the Arts, and Health and Human Services Facets, the Chapter will provide initiatives to develop character, improve reading and literacy, and raise the awareness of developing healthy lifestyles. The Facets will participate in school events and provide healthy snacks, items for the school’s incentive store, school supply boxes, books, and educational materials to increase literacy and student knowledge, as well as to help develop good character and better health practices.
Services to Youth
The Links, Incorporated created its first program facet, Services to Youth (STY), to equip African American 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 that are responsive to the academic, health, cultural, social awareness, career development, and mentoring needs of youth.
The goal of The Arts facet is to increase and expand art activity. Art is an important foundation to good mental health and fostering healthy connections. Like many other Links chapters throughout the nation, the Azalea City (GA) Chapter partners with: museums, symphonies, arts councils, educational institutes and corporations in support of art programs, with a focus on artists of color.
National Trends and Services
The vision of the National Trends and Services (NTS) facet is to eliminate disparities by reducing barriers to services through advocacy, education, and service. With a mission focused on empowering local communities, our goals include increasing the number of sustainable and measurable programs; increasing collaborative partnerships; and extending our existing initiatives to include communities identified as having the greatest need.
International Trends and Services
The mission of the International Trends and Services (ITS) facet is to expand the global platform for programs designed and developed to service the educational, health and cultural needs of people of African descent throughout the world. All programmatic components of the facet are delivered through measurable and sustainable service delivery methods that reach women and their families.
Health and Human Services
The Links, Incorporated established the Health and Human Services (HHS) facet in response to the chronic health disparities that persist in black communities and result in the decreased life expectancy of African Americans and other people of African ancestry. The goal of HHS is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education, health advocacy, and optimal utilization of health resources. Community education about health risks is crucial and The Links, Incorporated plays a significant role in providing it.