Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, Boomerang Project’s proven high school transition program trains mentors from your junior and senior classes to be Link Crew Leaders. As positive role models, Link Crew Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshman success. Each fresh,en will be assigned to a group with a Link Crew leader for the whole school year. The job of the Link Crew leader is to help provide the structure for freshmen to receive support and guidance from upper classmen who have been through the challenges that high school poses, and understand that the transition to a larger school can sometimes be overwhelming.
Link Crew is a year long transition program with four components that contribute to its success:
- High School Orientation - Link Leaders and freshmen start building the mentor relationship and freshmen receive information about how to be successful in high school
- Academic Follow Ups - Link Leaders support freshman academic success and character development through structured classroom visits
- Social Follow Ups - Link Leaders and freshmen connect outside the classroom at social events to increase student engagement, and promote positive school climate
- Leader Initiated Contacts - Link Leaders connect with their freshmen on a more individual basis
How can you join?
To join Link Crew you must be an upcoming junior or senior. An application process is required by Mrs. DeLuca and Mr. Shields and then you will be choosen for the position.
What do we do?
Link Crew does several fun events throughout the school year such as bagel bash, holiday theme celebrations, a zoo trip and much more!
Link Crew Advisors
Vanessa DeLuca & Jim Shields