Leading. Inspiring. Nurturing. Connecting. Succeeding.
LINCS is a 501C(3) organization operating in the West Valley. We focus on giving youth the tools to succeed, inspiring them to dream big, go out of their comfort zone, and guide them in making positive decisions. For current programs and events, visit our LINCS website at wvlincs.org.
At LINCS our vision is to make our community a place where youth are valued, nurtured, and inspired. We believe that supporting our youth and treating them as valuable members of the community will inspire them to achieve their greatest potential in their relationships, their personal development, and in their occupations.
LINCS is a grassroots organization that began in 1996 to help strengthen families and address the challanges faced by the youth in our community. In 1999 Nite Court began, a program where youth attend open gym to connect and have fun. We acheived 501C(3) status in 2003. In 2010 we began taking trips to Mt. Hood, introducing more than 100 youth to snowboarding.
Nite Court is an open gym for students in 7th – 12th grade. We meet every Saturday (Sep. – May) 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Faulconer Chapman school. This is also an opportunity for parents to assist in chaperoning, call 503-687-2629.
Bridge Street Coffee House is the newest LINCS program. The space was acquired in July, 2015 and we added our own unique, cozy style. Our goal was to make a community meeting place as well as another outlet for youth. It is a great place to teach teens marketable job skills as well as important aspects of the business world.