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Link Crew Members with Ronnie the Ranger
Link Leaders with their small group.

Introduction to Link Crew

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. 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.

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 provide support and guidance to 9th graders and help them discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school.

Purpose of the Program

Link Crew Can Help Freshmen...

  • Feel safe.
  • Understand expectations and school culture.
  • Feel connected.
  • Improve attendance.

  • Improve grades.

  • Improve school pride.

  • Improve behavior.

Link Crew Accomplishes these Outcomes Through... 

  • Providing a high school orientation program 
  • Academic follow-ups
  • Social follow-ups
  • Leader initiated contacts.

Link Crew Commitment

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. 



The Link Crew Application Opens April 15, 2021.

Are you enthusiastic? Are you kind? 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 April 30, 2021. 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.


LINK Leader Application

Application to be a LINK Leader for the 2021-22 school year.

Molly Bonnett


Phone: 651-982-8418

Sara Stratton


Phone: 651-982-8405