LINK Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes 9th graders to the high school and makes them feel comfortable throughout their first year of their high school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, the LINK program trains mentors from the junior and senior class to be LINK Leaders. As positive role models, LINK Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the 9th graders and help them discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school.
An increasing number of studies show that if students have a positive experience their first year in high school, their chance for success improves dramatically. Link Crew provides the structure for incoming 9th graders 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 is the high school transition program that hopes to increase attendance, decrease discipline referrals, and improve students academic performance. Link Crew's goal is to provide a structure in which students make real connections with each other thus increasing school safety and reducing incidence of bullying with anti-bullying education. Link leaders do this by providing a high school orientation program, academic follow-ups, social follow-ups, and leader initiated contacts.
Link Crew participants are required to attend both their Ranger Connect Link days and a brief monthly meeting. The meeting provides Link Crew members the plan and information they need for their activities in Ranger Connect.
Prior to the school year, there are two mandatory Link training days at the end of August. Each day will run from 8 am - 1 pm.
If you are Link Crew member interested in serving on the Link Advisory Board, please click here. The Link Advisory Board will meet monthly to determine Link activities.
Applications will be available in April, 2021.
Are you enthusiastic? Do you enjoy mentoring others? Do you care about your Ranger Community and Culture? If so, you sound like an excellent candidate for Link Crew.
All applications must be submitted by the deadline. Applications will be reviewed and letters will be sent out to applicants by May 10, 2021 to notify applicants whether or not they have been accepted as a LINK Leader for the 2021-22 school year.