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Link Unlimited
2221 S. State St
United States
Contact Name:
Tiffany McQueen
Program Description:
Founded in 1966, LINK Unlimited is Chicagos oldest mentoring and college preparatory organization. LINK has successfully transitioned 1,700 economically disadvantaged African American youth to college by providing academic support through their high school years. LINKs scholars success through high school is supported through Mentoring, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Tutoring and Study Skills programs. They are set on the college track through College Readiness programming. LINK students have attended many top tier colleges, and have moved on to become successful in their own right, as bankers, business professionals, engineers, educators, attorneys, doctors and more. Many former LINK students are now sponsors and benefactors of current LINK students.
Mission Statement:
LINK Unlimited provides educational college preparatory opportunities for economically disadvantaged African American high school youth. In so doing, it integrates mentoring relationships, college readiness and leadership development to foster academic success, personal development and interracial understanding and harmony.
LINK Unlimited was founded on five key goals, which are designed to help prepare students for a lifetime of professional success and personal fulfillment: •Education- LINK Unlimited provides support systems designed to help students successfully complete high school with the necessary preparation to excel in college. •College Readiness- LINK Unlimited assists students and parents in making informed college selection decision by providing information and guidance to help ensure excellent placement with exceptional financial-aid packages. •Leadership Development- LINK Unlimited prepares its students for current and future leadership positions by providing training and experiential learning opportunities. •Spiritual Development- LINK Unlimited involves its students in programs that stress personal growth, human relations, kindness, charity and moral and ethical values. •Interracial Harmony- LINK Unlimited provides opportunities for all members of the LINK Family to become more knowledgeable about, and sensitive to, other cultures through personal contact and informational exchanges.
Academic Prep:
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):