Meet the Executive Director

Thank you for visiting our site. I appreciate your interest in learning more about our programs & services, and hope you become as excited about Project LINK as I am.


I have been a resident of the Tampa Bay area for nearly 30 years. When I initially got involved with Project LINK, I was ecstatic about helping children in my community. I started out as a board member and later was invited to play a larger role by leading the agency.  


This career has allowed me to fulfill my passion to engage others, and think outside the box; while doing something meaningful and with purpose. At first, I was a bit nervous about taking on such a large task – but after years of working in human services, I relied on my confidence, knowledge, and leadership experiences as an entrepreneur.

As an entrepreneur, I developed a sense of work ethic that anyone who owns or previously owned a business would understand. This wasn't a career choice for getting rich, but one for enriching the lives of my extended family.


Having the ability to work with people from all walks of life, I’ve learned how to stretch, to reach out where God is, aim high and take risks for the good.


I challenge everyone to make great strides,  take chances, and confront obstacles in life - with a plan.


Tina Young

Chief Executive Officer

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Tina Young

CEO, Project LINK, Inc.

Chair, Back to School Coalition of Hillsborough County

Founder, Back To School Coalition of Florida

Ex Officio CAC Member, West Tampa CRA

Krewe Member, Krewe of the Nautilus