LINK expects its scholars to demonstrate leadership skills by engaging in groups, clubs and organizations both in their schools and their communities. This involvement is enhanced through LINK’s programs, which stress personal growth, human relations, kindness, charity and moral and ethical values.
LINK’s leadership initiative develops leaders while providing training and opportunities to apply their leadership skills in the following activities:
- Leadership Training Retreats
- Schmitt Leadership Institute
- Communication Skills Training
- Public Speaking Training and Opportunities
- Teen Worship Service
- Service Learning Opportunities
- Study Abroad
Integral to one’s personal development is the understanding of various perspectives. To achieve this goal, the scholars are exposed to different backgrounds through their relationships with staff, mentors, and fellow scholars, which lead to new experiences. LINK provides opportunities for all members of the LINK family to become more knowledgeable about, and sensitive to, other cultures through personal contact and informational exchanges. In addition, LINK scholars engage in global experiences through international travel into countries including: Egypt, Japan, Costa Rica, Australia, France, New Zealand, Spain, China and Chile in partnership with American Field Service (AFS) and other travel programs.