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LINK Unlimited Scholars

  • LINK Unlimited Scholars
  • 2221 South State Street
  • Chicago, IL 60616
  • 312-225-5465
  • Timeica Bethel
  • Director of Post-Secondary Success and Support

Program Description

LINK Unlimited Scholars provides educational, college preparatory opportunities for economically disadvantaged African- American high school youth. In so doing, it integrates mentoring relationships, college readiness and leadership development to foster academic success, personal development and interracial understanding and harmony.

LINK Unlimited Scholars was founded on five key goals, which are designed to help prepare students for a lifetime of professional success and personal fulfillment:

Education- LINK Unlimited provides support systems designed to help students successfully complete high school with the necessary preparation to excel in college.

College Readiness- LINK Unlimited assists students and parents in making informed college selection decision by providing information and guidance to help ensure excellent placement with exceptional financial-aid packages. Leadership Development- LINK Unlimited prepares its students for current and future leadership positions by providing training and experiential learning opportunities.

Spiritual Development- LINK Unlimited involves its students in programs that stress personal growth, human relations, kindness, charity and moral and ethical values.

Interracial Harmony- LINK Unlimited 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.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Race & Ethnicity

  • African American: 100%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 300
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 300
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 96%