This facet has been a major focus of the Links, Incorporated for over 60 years. The mission has been towards eliminating the problems of black youth and their families in seven target areas: teenage pregnancy, juvenile crime, substance abuse, mental and emotional illnesses and disorders, breakdown of the family, unemployment, and education.
The Pasadena-Altadena Services to Youth facet is focused on supporting students of African-American descent in the Pasadena-Altadena community schools by providing activities to explore, stimulate and develop their creative and intellectual potential.
- Links-Up for Success: Connecting Through Mentoring – Chapter members establish one-on-one mentoring relationships with high school students and their parents to promote academic achievement and to prepare students for college. This program received a first place award at the 40th Western Area Conference, June 2011. – Read More
- Isaac McClelland Memorial Scholarship Program – Each year the Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of The Links, Incorporated awards scholarships to local high school seniors who have achieved academic excellence. The Isaac McClelland Memorial Scholarship Program was established in 1968 in memory of distinguished African-American Los Angeles City Schools Area Superintendent the late Isaac McClelland. Over a span of fifty-three years, the chapter has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors in the Pasadena Unified School District. The Isaac McClelland Memorial Scholarship Program is part of the Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of The Links, Incorporated ongoing commitment to supporting and acknowledging outstanding academic achievement.