The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of the Links, Incorporated established the “Links-Up for Success: Connecting Through Mentoring” program in 2009 and it is now entering its’ ninth year of serving the young women at John Muir High School. The program provides one-on-one mentoring and group workshops for the students (mentees) with an emphasis on personal growth, education and self-esteem.

The objective of the program is to provide these young women with connections to resources that will make their high school years meaningful, while inspiring critical thinking, promoting problem solving skills, fostering academic achievement, promoting a commitment to higher education and establishing the foundation to success in career choices, family life and future endeavors.

The program recruits students beginning in their 8th grade year of middle school through high school.  All the focus is to follow the students through graduation and beyond. The program is mentee centered; and all activities are directed to serve the needs of the young women.