Project LINK's summer enrichment programs were implemented to provide children with supervised, safe, and learning enrichment activities during non-school hours.
Research shows that children who lack access to enriching activities typically lose learning over the summer months and face a number of behavioral risks.
Our summer enrichment programs were designed to help students engage with literacy material and activities, so they may carry what they learned over the summer into the new school year.
Off & Running Academic Camp
The “Off & Running” Academic Enrichment Camp is a nine-week, skill-building course designed for students entering kindergarten through eighth grade.
The camp consists of small class sizes that provide a wonderful opportunity to reinforce and enhance reading, writing, math, and science skills.
Participants days are spent in an encouraging environment where students participate in a variety of daily activities to improve academic and social skills, problem-solving and self-management skills in small groups and in individualized instruction.
The afternoons consist of sports, swimming, fitness, and other camp activities to provide students with a refreshing break from studies.
Sports & Fitness Camp
The FUN FITNESS SPORTS CAMP offers youth instruction in football, basketball, soccer, and baseball. Every participant receives guidance through a life skills/character development curriculum which is incorporated throughout all on-field activities.
The FUN FITNESS SPORTS CAMP provide the full experience of youth instructional and developmental training through innovative and easy to apply methods; providing academic direction and dispersion of information that informs youth of many career paths exist within the professional leagues.
Camps are held on school campuses and lead by Hillsborough county certified teachers, current and previous professional athletes, college coaches and student-athletes.
The FUN FITNESS SPORTS CAMP operate for six fun-filled weeks during the months of June & July. Boys and girls from ages 8 to 15 years old are eligible for this camp.
Camp hours operate from 8 am - 3 pm at selected sites.
Kids Safety Camp
Our Kids Safety Camp is an 8-week safety awareness campaign, to help students and their parents have an exciting and safe experience during the summer months.
Program activities include prevention methods for cyber surfing; child abduction prevention; traffic and vehicle; playground, bike, fire, and water safety for the children and their parents.
Project LINK’s “Safety First” program is a component of the HOST program titled “Out-of-School Time”. The program takes place during summer school hours; from June to August. ‘Safety First’ also include children activities Monday – Thursday for students at selected host sites from grade levels k through 5; covering selected topics mentioned above.
Project LINK team members develop curriculums for the safety prevention program while creating a positive environment from arts & crafts perspective, focusing on preventive safety methods. Students participate in various activities and art illustrations on a weekly basis.
The final week of the program includes our character counts segment, which consists of self-portraits, self-reflections, and/or drawings from children opinions, knowledge and perspective of safety.
Arts & Leadership Program
Draw My Teacher
Project LINK selects four elementary schools to partner in this program. The program runs over a course of six-month.
Hillsborough county certified art teachers challenge their students to compete in a drawing contest to create an illustration of the art teacher.
The contest is held in three phases based on grade level: 1st Phase - third grade, 2nd phase - fourth grade, 3rd phase - fifth grade.
Students that participate in this school event are honored with a festival-like celebration at the end of the project, while student winners are awarded a custom plaque, cash rewards, and their winning picture framed for school display, which is all sponsored by a corporate partner.
Winners of the program will have the opportunity to receive a summer scholarship in Project LINK's arts & crafts summer camp.