Link Community Charter School students benefit from programming supported which enhance their classroom learning and personal development through a number of partners. This programming is offered by Link Education Partners through other organizations providing exposures beyond the classroom. Link is grateful to its partners for providing meaningful experiences for our students. Some of the partners are:
Attorney General’s Office Mentoring Program
Attorneys visit students, one-on-one, for mentoring activities and discussion once each week at Link during the school year.
Charter School Athletic League
The league promotes and provides interscholastic athletic competitions among their member schools. Link has participated or is participating in their coed flag football, boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, coed soccer, coed volleyball, and cheer-leading programs.
The First Tee
This organization introduces students to the game of golf, emphasizing the values important to the sport – integrity, respect, and perseverance.
The Island School
Ten students each year visit the Island School for a week long immersion to marine ecology, sustainability, and Bahamian culture. During their week, students swim, snorkel, camp on the beach, go canoeing and/or boating and explore the island of Eleuthera, The Bahamas, including caves banyan tree groves, and so much more.
Junior League of Montclair-Newark
The JLMN has partnered with the school for over 30 years, providing volunteer services to the school and has hosting mentoring groups, such as the Girls’ Career Academy. They also have assisted at Link Education Partners fundraising events which benefit the school.
Newark School of the Arts
Instructors from the NSOA teach a number of arts-related elective classes, including dance, drumming, manga art, fashion design, DJ-ing, and more.
Newark Yoga Movement
Yoga instructors teach students the techniques of yoga, breathing, and centering as tools to self regulate their behaviors, to focus, and to get the most out of their school experience. Student sue centering to begin each school day, and each takes an 8 week yoga class during elective period.
Novartis Multicultural Corporate Teen Mentorship Program
Offers Link’s 8th grade students the opportunity to spend 3-5 days on their East Hanover campus learning about and exploring career opportunities at a global pharmaceutical company and activities include: shadowing / mentoring with a Novartis associate; developing a group presentation with students from other area schools; a community service project; addresses from keynote speakers, and more.
Link students benefit from Project U.S.E.’s experiential learning and outdoor education programs which inspire personal growth and promote environmental consciousness. Link students participate in programs each year starting with day trips to northwestern NJ for hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, and challenge courses to a three day/2 night camping trip in grade 8.
Prudential Black Leadership Forum, and their LearnDoEarn Program
Provides a program in work readiness and the importance of educational and personal decisions to Link’s 8th graders. Professionals from Prudential meet with small group of students monthly, and students attend an all-day interactive program at Prudential as the culminating activity of the program.
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Mentoring Program
Mentors,who are currently enrolled in the medical school, visit with a group of Link students each week. The Link students are typically those interested in pursiung a career in the medical field in the future.
Schools That Can
STC provides a nation wide network of schools that share best practices at annual conferences, as well as programming to “empower leaders, develop teachers, and engage students around rigorous and relevant real-world learning.”
In addition to the organizations listed above, a number of individuals have partnered at Link in various capacities – elective instructors, mentors, and tutors.