Umbrella Programing

“Moving Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead with Prince William County”

Old Dominion (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated provides an integrated approach to preparing young people to succeed through our award-winning umbrella programing. With active participation from each facet, we work to equip students with the necessary tools to use their intellect and talents to be responsive in areas of academia, technology, the arts, health, and social awareness in our changing community. This is possible due to community partnership opportunities through S.T.E.A.M. activities focused on STEAM BRICS (Goals).


  • “Best Practices” in the Eastern Area awarded at the 42nd National Assembly
  • First Place in “Umbrella Programming” by the Eastern Area awarded at the 45th Eastern Area Conference
  • “2019 Business Partner of the Year” awarded by The Prince William County Public Schools with Minnieville Elementary School


B—Build and increase STEAM-based awareness and knowledge with elementary school youth providing real-world content and hands-on programs once per month.

R—Reach out and establish partnerships with community-based organizations that support STEAM initiatives.

I—Increase awareness of STEM and STEAM challenges with youth at Minnieville Elementary School.

C—Cultivate the next generation of STEAM professionals by increasing virtual and on-site mentorship opportunities for students in the NSBE Jr. weekend academy.

S—Support the body of knowledge in community-based STEAM initiatives by developing a “Best Practices” model to be replicated throughout The Links, Incorporated.