Each year, Link Community Charter School selects 10 students to attend a one-week expedition to The Island School, in Cape Eleuthera, The Bahamas during their spring break. Students engage in expeditionary learning…
including snorkeling, swimming and sea kayaking. These activities present many fun and often challenging experiences that give students a new awareness of their overall potential, their capacity for leadership, and their interrelationship with one another and their environment.
Students also learn much about their host country – its Geography, Geology and Island Formation; Tides, Currents and Moon Phases; Tourism and Development; Marine Life; as well as explore island communities and the local environment. Students live in The Island School’s sustainable environment, which includes wind and solar systems, waste water gardens, water catchment systems, bio-diesel production, and soil production–truly a “green campus.” In so doing, students gain a greater appreciation for the resources and conveniences available to them at home and an understanding for issues regarding sustainability.
Link shares The Island School’s vision “to be a community that fosters the development of responsible, caring, global citizens” and believes that by exposing students to such a powerful experience as The Island School, we will complement Link’s own mission and thus provide for our young people an experience that will deeply affect and nurture their growth and development as citizens and future leaders of our planet.
Link Community Charter School is especially grateful to our donors for making this expedition possible.
Founded in 1999, by Chris Maxey and the Lawrenceville School, The Island School is an independent semester abroad program for high school students, and offers shorter term experiences for middle school students. Click here to learn more about The Island School.