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2nd Annual

APP-A-THON

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Norfolk (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated 

The Norfolk (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated hosts it's 2nd Annual APP-A-THON featuring Cybersecurity for ages 13-18

About this Event

You are invited to the Norfolk (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, 2nd annual APP-A-THON focused on Cybersecurity led by our Services to Youth Facet team.

Why a Cybersecurity APP-A-THON? Far too many times, we are vulnerable using our phones and computers because there is a lack of consideration for the front and back doors of the applications. This is why cybersecurity is important when considering creating an application, and more importantly, using an application.

Event design? This will be relatable and FUN. The technique for learning will be through gamification. The facilitators will teach lessons relating cybersecurity topics to applications the participants use daily (ex. TicTok, Alexa, Eco, Instagram, Snap Chat, etc.). The facilitators will deliver important information and the participants will apply the information through games.


For additional information:  Please contact Link Pamela Walker, Services to Youth Facet Chair and Link Peggy Newby, Services to Youth Facet Co-Chair

The Norfolk (VA) Chapter of Links, Incorporated

Honor Alumnae of 

Chapter

November 23, 2019

On Saturday, November 23rd, the Chapter honored our Alumnae;

  • Link Barbara Gibbs
  • Link Camelita 
  • 8th the HHS Facet in partnership with Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Future Program arranged for the Colgate Dental Van to visit Campostella Elementary School and provide free dental screening to 73 second and third graders.

Colgate's mobile dental vans measure 32 feet long, nearly the size of a mobile home, and features friendly visuals to help create a fun and less intimidating dental ‘screening experience’ to kids in rural and urban communities.

With two child-sized dental chairs aboard, the volunteer dental professionals were able to screen two children at a time. The average dental screening lasts approximately two minutes. The second and third graders received free dental check-ups, treatment referrals (if needed), and learning materials that included a tube of Colgate kid’s toothpaste, a Colgate kids toothbrush and brushing instructions.

Our 2 volunteer dental health professionals were Dr. William Walls and Dr. Daniel Cox.

On site we had 8 Links Volunteers, but the whole chapter was involved in securing dental health professionals and making sure we had photo documentation and publicity.

Three of our “My Life Matters” participants came through the van to get screened.

A big thank you to the volunteers who helped make our mobile dental van a success!

For more information contact:

Valerie Harvey and DeeDee Boone, Health and Human Services Facet Co-Chairs @valerieharvey10@gmail.com or ddfboone@gmail.com

Tower Garden

Healthy Eating Opportunities For Our Youth

READY ACADEMY a STEM School

The Norfolk (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated are working to help youth learn how to eat healthy by creating their own vegetable garden using the technology of a hydroponic garden.

See activity and the units at our project school READY Academy Christian Academy School in Norfolk, Virginia.

For Additional Information:

Contact Peggy Newby, Services to Youth Facet Co-Chair, pnewby66@gmail.com


Get ready for an exciting virtual conference.  Deadline for registration is March 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM

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