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Welcome to Operation LINK

Operation LINK is a school-based S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) mentoring program for elementary and middle grades students from military families. Operation LINK is funded by The Corporation for National and Community Service. Mentors and mentees build relationships, learn communication skills, and solve engineering challenges as they explore the wonderful world of Robotics. This fun, hands-on, interactive approach to learning will prepare our youth for 21st Century experiences. Program participants include one hundred seventy-four AmeriCorps mentors providing mentoring services to approximately 1,000 military youth during the school day and on Saturdays. Our Mission is to ensure that military youth remain connected to their family, their school, their community and their deployed parent.

Our Goals

The goals of Operation LINK are to:

  • Improve academic performance and engagement in STEM coursework for students in elementary and middle grades. 
  • Increase the number of students on track to graduate ready for college and for careers in STEM fields, including those populations who typically participate at lower rates
  • Spark the imagination and interest of students to pursue STEM careers

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