The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of the Links, Incorporated established the “Links-Up for Success: Connecting Through Mentoring” program in 2009 and it is now enjoying its’ eleventh 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.

One of our many benefactors is the Yes, Virginia Fund. Since 2018, the Fund has granted this Chapter with funds to further our work with youth. Holidays are a time for giving and sharing, that giving to those in need is in so much of what we teach our girls. The 2019 season has gifted the Links Up! for Success mentees with a grant to be used for a trip to the LA Children’s Choir Christmas Performance At the Walt Disney Hall, followed by a dinner and gifts. Thank you, Yes, Virginia Fund!

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.