We foster a culture of service at The Link School. Whether it’s chopping wood or tackling a project in the mountains of Patagonia, our students look beyond themselves to serve the greater good.
Understanding one’s value as a contributing citizen — as a member of any community — is a core value of the Link program.
Service begins within the school community with each student participating in daily chores, cooking, clean-up, equipment care, and land stewardship. From there, the service focus extends out into the broader environment and community with an afternoon each week spent on volunteer projects in Buena Vista or nearby trails.
“The Link School went to go do some service work at a ranch in the mountains near Todos Santos. We got to go and see the ranch owner’s kitchen, and wow it was a humbling experience. His mom makes all of their food from scratch in a tiny outdoor kitchen on a river clay stove, powered by wood. She has no modern cooking tools, and this was so surprising considering how delicious her food was and really was eye opening to how some people live. This showed me how privileged I am to live the way I do back home in the United States.”