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Services to Youth

​The Links, Incorporated created its first program facet, Services to Youth, to equip African-American children to use their intellect and spirit of achievement to indeed walk with their fellows in leading the way.  Today, The Links, Incorporated continues to implement programs responsive to the academic, cultural, health, social awareness, career development, and mentoring needs of youth.

The Links, Incorporated Services to Youth facet is an integrated approach to preparing young people to succeed in the 21st century workforce.

The primary GOALS of this facet are to:

  •  Promote early literacy

  •  Implement local mentoring programs from kindergarten through college

  •  Close the academic achievement gaps from kindergarten through college

  •  Introduce and support Science, Technology, Engineering, and   Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) education and career readiness

  •  Implement college readiness programs

  •  Increase high school and college graduation rates

  •  Award college scholarships and build educational endowments

  •  Promote and support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Community Partners and Program

  • ​St. John AME Church -  Provide mentoring and tutoring for their JAMM Program

  • William Wells Brown Elementary School -  Donate bicycles to their fitness initiative.

  • Kentucky State University - provide workshops for campus students focusing on safe sex, HIV screenings, and developing healthy dating relationships skills under The Frankfort/Lexington (KY) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated "Just Between Friends" program.

  • The Frankfort King Center - provide Zumba classes and healthy snacks for participating elementary school students

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