Local Intervention Network for Kids, INC, known as the L.I.N.K. Mentoring Program was established in 2007 as a school-based mentoring program that focused on character building and leadership skills. The L.I.N.K. Mentoring Program serviced over 3,000 middle school youth at four Metro Detroit area Charter Schools and was funded through the U.S. Department of Education. In 2018, the name was changed to L.I.N.K. Organization due to expanding the mentoring objective to include Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship.
The L.I.N.K. Organization currently operates in schools in the Metro Detroit area, targeting youth in grades 3-8. Our volunteer mentors consist of the Wayne State University Men’s Basketball team, automotive engineers, and other members of the community. We have also partnered with Junior Achievement of Southeast Michigan who provides the financial literacy curriculum for our youth. Youth also learn about non-traditional careers in traditional career fields, college/vocational opportunities, and entrepreneurship through hands-on projects, guest speakers, company tours, and collaborative research. In addition, the L.I.N.K. Organization promotes networking opportunities for mentors, mentees, and community business owners.
The LINK Organization would like to increase partnerships and sponsorships with the mission of providing mentor support to more youth. We are currently a school-based program with the goal to expand further into the community. If you are interested in becoming a partner, sponsor, or volunteer, please click the link above. If you would like to donate, please click the donations link below. All gifts are tax-deductible.
MEET THE L.I.N.K. MENTEES AND MENTORS IN ACTION: JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT STEMWORKS TRIP; QUICKEN LOANS TOUR; DETROIT SHINOLA TOUR
The Local Intervention Network for Kids Board of Directors would like to thank our community partners and all of the individual donors for helping us begin our mission as a nonprofit organization. Our mission of helping youth become knowledgeable of career and entrepreneurship options is expanding. We look forward to serving more youth and building more partnerships throughout the city for many years to come.
L.I.N.K Program Accomplishments
Became a 501 ©3 Feb. 2018
Has Serviced over 3000 youth since 2007 beginning at George Crockett Academy
Currently service youth at Academy for Business and Technology, Durfee School of Excellence &Voyageur Academy
Has developed partnerships with: Wayne State University Men’s Basketball Team; Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan; Kolas Restaurant and Lounge; Views Restaurant
Youth have participated in field trips to: Quicken Loans; Detroit Shinola, Junior Achievement STEMWorks and Finance Park
Youth have been introduced to Henry Ford Community College & Wayne State University via visits from admissions representatives and campus visits to various Michigan colleges
Annual Mentor/Mentee Celebrations
Fundraisers: Pamper Party; Game Night; Skating Party; Online Crowd Funding; Celebrate & Donate After Work Affair; Kroger Community Rewards; Noodles & Company Livonia Family Dinner Night
Recipient of the 2020 Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Grant Hosting 1st Youth Conference in Spring 2021 for any youth in the Detroit area ages 11-14 who is interested in learning about various careers & entrepreneurship opportunities.
To help youth in pursuit of their passion by helping them become knowledgeable of their career and entrepreneurship options through mentoring.
THANK YOU L.I.N.K SUPPORTERS
FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!
Torron & Sara
“I enjoy the mentoring program because we learn a lot by doing different activities. Like playing golf, which taught us about problem solving and goal setting. I learned that I like helping people and how to control my anger.”
“My experience with mentoring was fascinating. My mentor and I always had fun together. She taught me how to be mature in situations and ignore ignorance. My 7th grade year would’ve been terrible without her.
“I learned a lot about perspective, like how to see things from different ways to help me find solutions.”
“I enjoy spending time with the mentors. It’s like having cool big brothers.
They help me stay positive.”
12245 Beech Daly, P.O. Box #40534
Redford, MI 48240
MA, LPC, SCL,
Founder & Executive Director
of the L.I.N.K. Organization
Ms. Jackson is a School Counselor and Mental Health Therapist with 20 years in academia and 15 years serving the community as an advocate for the mentoring movement and a counselor. She also volunteers in the Youth Ministry at her church. Ms. Jackson is a single mother of 1 artistic son. Organization Affiliations: American Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association, Mentor Michigan Consultant.
School Social Worker for nearly 10 years with a true passion for working with children and helping them succeed in the school setting and in their communities. Mrs. Matthews is an avid community volunteer. She currently is a mentor for the L.I.N.K program and involved in different ministries within her church. Mrs. Matthews is a wife a mother of 2 adorable boys.
Has over 20 years of experience working with youth primarily as an educator with the Detroit Public Schools Community District, Detroit Area Charter Schools, and South Carolina Schools. Mrs. Adams has experience with developing the Social Studies curriculum and operating as a Master Teacher. She also has experience in the non-profit sector with Jobs for America’s Graduates placing high school graduates with employment and education opportunities. Mrs. Adams is passionate about helping the youth in the community. She is a wife and mother of 4.
An Automotive Professional, specializing in Cost Management. She enjoys helping youth develop their minds and expand their horizons. Ms. Murray is a mother of 1 daughter and 1 son. Organization Affiliations: A World in Motion, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit
A student at Eastern Michigan University. Majoring in Electronic Media and Film with a minor in Communications and Media Arts. His hobbies are music production and interacting with the youth. He enjoys witnessing the growth of our youth.
Mr. Armstrong was a mentee
of the LINK Program.
Bernard is a Brokerage Sales Advisor. He was the School Board President for a Charter School system for nearly 9 years, serving on the board for a total of 12 years. Mr. Geter has been a supporter of the LINK Program since the inception. He is a believer in behavioral based learning as a way to be successful in school and the work environment. Mr. Geter is a husband and father of 2 awesome sons.
Remember to register your Kroger Plus Card @
LINK account number RU759
January @ 6:30p
April @ 6:30p
July @ 6:30p
October @ 6:30p
December @ 6:30p
CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN: MARCH 1-31
Please support our organization as we plan to expand programming and host the Youth Entrepreneurship Seminar. Click on the donation tab on our home page to pay via PayPal or send via Cash App: $LINKORGANIZATION
YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP SEMINAR
View this video via our YouTube channel:
YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR WORKSHOP
This virtual event is for youth & young adults who wants to learn how to register their business, create a business plan and develop a marketing strategy. Contact us if you would like to register.
COSTUME SKATING PARTY
Details coming soon
1ST RECOGNITION BANQUET: MURDER MYSTERY THEME
Details coming soon
L.I.N.K Activities • 2018 – 2019
Quicken Loans Tour • Mentor/Mentee Recognition Ceremony • STEM & Entrepreneurship Activities