Y’s Links 2 Learning

Your Bright Future Starts Today

Links 2 Learning (L2L) is a teen program at the South Orlando YMCA Family Center, established in partnership with Lockheed Martin. The out-of-school program is designed to create new opportunities for local middle and high school students.

The L2L program engages more than 100 students from the surrounding community during the academic school year, and equips them with the skills they need to build a brighter future.

Every L2L activity incorporates functions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), such as logic, analytical thinking and problem solving. Additional program components include industry field trips, college tours, guest speakers and community service projects.


  • Hours of Operation: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, 2:30–6:00 PM & Wednesday 1:30–6:00 PM
  • Free program for middle and high school students
  • Pre-registration and parent approval required

Program Overview

L2L uses four key components: education, life skills, career development and social responsibility, to bolster a creative and interactive learning environment that empowers life-long success in and out of the classroom for every student. Learn more about these key components and how we tackle them.

Why The Y

At the YMCA, we strive to strengthen our community by creating lasting personal and social change. We stand by our cause and beliefs, making the Y a one of a kind organization. Learn more about why you should choose the Y, our promise to you, and a student testimonial. Sign up today!

Ways To Help

We need your help! From mentorships and job shadowing, to volunteering and financial support, there are so many different ways for you to get involved. Learn more about how you can give back to your community.

Partners & Donors

Links 2 Learning would not be possible without our generous partners and donors. Learn more about Lockheed Martin and First Tee of Central Florida.

For more information contact: The South Orlando YMCA at 407-855-2430

Jocelyn Boyd
District Executive Director
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Patrick Jackson
Program Director
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