Summer Link

March 13 Update

We are still accepting applications for Summer Link while Overlake's campus is closed due to COVID-19. We recognize that the teacher recommendation form and school records request will be challenging to complete given recent school closures, and we will be patient as families gather and submit these materials. If you have any questions or need support with the process, please contact our Application Manager, Karen Zaidberg.

Our Mission & Approach

Summer Link, July 6 - 31, 2020

The Summer Link Program provides academic and enrichment opportunities to economically disadvantaged students to eliminate the summer achievement gap.

Summer Link supports students in their current school settings by solidifying the learning from the previous year and preparing students for the upcoming one.

In order to accomplish this, students take academic classes in the morning to strengthen their reading and math skills. In the afternoon, students engage in seminars in the arts, leadership, athletics, and outdoor education to develop a strong sense for who they are and how they want to contribute to the world around them. The program also includes a community gathering each morning and advisory program to cultivate bonds within the cohort and help students develop as leaders.

Summer Link is open to students entering 6th grade in the 2020-21 school year. Summer Link will add a grade level each year so that students who join us in Summer 2020 will return for academic and enrichment opportunities for three additional summers. Summer Link will grow to a four-year program that supports students during the summer from 6th-9th grades.

FAQ

Who can apply to Summer Link?

Summer Link is open to current 5th graders who will enter 6th grade in the 2020-21 school year. The program is designed for students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Summer Link will add a grade level each year so that students who join us in Summer 2020 will return for academic and enrichment opportunities for three additional summers. Summer Link will grow to a four-year program that supports students during the summer from 6th-9th grades.

How much does Summer Link cost?

Summer Link is free. There are no costs associated with the program.

Do you provide transportation and food?

Yes. We will pick students up from a few designated bus stops on the Eastside in the morning and drop them off at those same stops in the afternoon. The bus will pick students up at the designated locations between 7:30-8:00am and will drop off at the same locations between 3:45-4:15pm. Students can stay for extended care at Overlake until 6:00pm, but parents/guardians must pick students up from Overlake if they enroll in extended care. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included.

Program Timeline

March 1

Application process opens and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

July 6 - 31

Summer Link 2020