Services to Youth was the first program facet created by The Links, Incorporated. Locally, programs incorporated under this facet are responsive to various needs of youth to prepare them for the 21st century workforce academically, culturally and socially.
This facet’s program of activities support the Chapter’s Umbrella Project, EMPRESS (Empowered Minds Produce Resilient Exemplary Successful Sisters). Our programmatic focus is on improving college readiness and increasing students’ knowledge and competitiveness in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.
In keeping with the Chapter’s Umbrella project, the National Tends and Services Facet worked to support all projects for our EMPRESS program. Activities began with an orientation for the mothers of the girls who were going to participate in the program. Other activities sponsored by this Facet included introducing the girls to establishing both short and long term goals, understanding proper etiquette rules when dining out, and identifying proper hygiene habits and use of make-up. Additionally, a regular focus for our work with our EMPRESS girls is to introduce them to healthier diet choices.
The National Trends and Services Facet worked with other Facets to ensure a seamless program of activities for all participants.
The mission of the International Trends and Services facet is to expand the global platform for programs designed and developed to service the educational, health and cultural needs of people of African descent throughout the world. All programmatic components of the facet are delivered through measurable and sustainable service delivery methods that reach women and their families.
Discussing the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education with Paulette Reddick Turner and Kristin Vinson Wright of Links, Inc. Aired 10/12/13 @ 12:30 p.m. on NBC 5.