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.
More and more studies show that if students have a positive experience their first year in high school, their chance for success increases 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 on Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20. 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 are due by Monday May 16th at 8:00 am!
All applications should be submitted by 5/16 at 8:00 am. Applications will be reviewed and letters will be sent out to students on Thursday, May 23, 2019 to notify whether or not the student has been accepted as a Link Leader for the 2019-20 school year.
We are currently looking to accept approximately 50 members to accommodate the incoming 9th graders during the 2019-20 school year. Please contact one of LINK advisors with questions.