This last Tuesday, July 30, the courtyard at Lincoln Woods Apartments in SE Portland was transformed into a marketplace full of young entrepreneurs. They were there to use what they learned from a recent trip to Saturday Market, to create their own mini-businesses, selling products including stress balls, homemade “slime”, ice cream sundaes and smoothies. Mayor Ted Wheeler enjoyed mixing with the crowd and sampling the goods made by students who participate in the Portland Children’s Levy-supported “Learn Links” summer program operated by Human Solutions. Parents, family members and residents were in attendance. Teachers from nearby Mill Park Elementary (DDSD) also gave out books as part of their summer reading program.
The Portland Children’s Levy partners with Human Solutions for an after-school/summer program called LearnLinks. The program provides academic support and enrichment activities to children in grades K-8 living in HS properties.