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Baker College - Flint - Living Independently Networking Knowledge (LINK)

Baker College’s Living Independently Networking Knowledge (LINK) program advises and supports youth in all areas of life skills.  The program’s staff assist youth in moving toward self-sufficiency in both campus and community environments by helping them to develop working relationships with appropriate and relevant campus departments and community partners. The program also assists youth to secure basic needs such as housing, utility costs, food and clothing, as well as provides eligible youth crisis counseling and intervention. Additionally, eligible youth benefit from their relationship with a trained mentor.

Program eligibility/affiliation criteria:
• Under age 20 and were eligible for Youth in Transition funding when their foster care case was open and
• Have been in an eligible foster care or non-secure delinquency placement supervised by the Department of Human Services at age 14 or older.
Highlights of majors, programs, departments, and activities:  Baker College offers Certificates, Associate, and Bachelor programs in the following areas: Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences and Automotive.

To learn more about this program at Baker College of Flint, please contact Maria Herstein at or by phone at 810-766-4365. 

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