Advisor: Allyson Klabe
Phone: 310-378-8471 x616
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, Link Crew trains members of the junior and senior classes to be Link Leaders. As positive role models, Link Leaders are motivators, leaders and teachers who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshman success.
More and more studies show that if students have a positive experience their first year in high school, their chance of success increases dramatically. The Link Crew high school transition program provides the structure for freshman to receive support and guidance from juniors and seniors 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 begins with a powerful orientation that makes freshmen excited and proud to be attending their new high school and allows them to begin developing relationships and strategies that will contribute to their high school success. The purpose of this orientation is to make the transition from middle school to high school a positive one. This Orientation is for ALL freshmen. Seniors and juniors will be serving as Leaders and mentors to the freshmen. Large and small group activities are designed to address students’ needs and concerns in an enjoyable manner.
After orientation, Link Crew continues, providing a variety of both Academic and Social Follow Up Activities throughout the year. Academic Follow ups are lessons presented by trained Link Leaders during visits to freshman classes; Social Follow Ups are events in which the freshmen and Leaders attend fun school sponsored social events together.
More information can be found at boomerangproject.com/link