Fellows

Sarah Schnauder

The Link School, Baton Rouge, La.

Sarah Schnauder graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in public policy leadership with a focus on education policy and how it directly impacts a child’s experience in the classroom. After graduation, she participated in a business management training program. These experiences gave Sarah the opportunity to pursue her dream of operating her own summer day camp for children in Baton Rouge, La.

Sarah opened Kid-Possible Summer Camps in 2015 and welcomed her first campers in summer 2016. Since then, Kid-Possible has grown from serving 156 campers in its first year to more than 1,000 campers, annually. Her passion for enriching children’s lives has led her to develop a year-round academic program based on the Kid-Possible educational environment known as The Link School.

When launched, The Link School will allow children from kindergarten through 5th grade to experience the world around them both inside and outside of the classroom. Key planned components include: a large community garden where students are able to learn science and math through growing, cooking, and selling vegetables, a “morning news cast” to give students public speaking and research experience, and a project-based curriculum that reflects the cultural and socioeconomic diversity of Baton Rouge.