Summer Link

April 21 Update

Due to COVID-19, Summer Link 2020 is canceled. Given the challenges surrounding current school closures and uncertainties surrounding summer school, we have decided to postpone launching Summer Link until 2021.

Due to COVID-19, there were changes to this year’s Summer Program. In these uncertain times, we're not sure what next year will look like, but we can say Summer Program 2020 was a resounding success in the face of adversity, running 14 Virtual Camps + Kits for over 80 students. If you're interested in Summer Program 2021, feel free to check out the posted camp descriptions from last year. We will update with more information in January of 2021.

 

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 2021-22 school year. Summer Link will add a grade level each year so that students who join us in Summer 2021 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

Summer Link is open to current 5th graders who will enter 6th grade in the 2021-22 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 2021 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.

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

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

TBD

Summer Link 2021