The Waterbury (CT) Chapter of
The Links, Incorporated
Services to Youth
The Services to Youth facet is an integrated approach to preparing young people to succeed in the 21st century workforce.
The primary goals of this facet are to:
Promote early literacy
Implement local mentoring programs from kindergarten through college
Close the academic achievement gaps from kindergarten through college
Introduce and support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) education and career readiness
Implement college readiness programs
Increase high school and college graduation rates
Award college scholarships and build educational endowments
Promote and support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
The Waterbury Chapter has partnered with Granville Academy to offer classes to students in grades 9-12. Topics include financial literacy, college prep, interviewing skills, labor market information and college and career planning. An annual career panel brings in speakers from a wide range of industries and occupations to help students have a realistic view of potential careers and the preparation required.
Career Panelists spoke on careers in Engineering, Education, Healthcare and Law Enforcement
Waterbury Links Members with NSBE Executive Director, Karl Reid, at Career Day for Waterbury High School Students