You Get Back What You Give
Mariah, age 16, Minnesota
Sweet Designs Staff Intern
Sweet Designs Featured Writer
The Link Crew project is a leadership program that acts as a high school freshman orientation program. Link Crew is comprised of upperclassmen who are linked with freshmen during their first year at high school. Link Crew Leaders are positive role models for the freshman class, as they transition from middle to high school, by bridging the gap between freshmen and the older students. Link Leaders help inform freshmen about local and school activities to help them get involved within their school. This program was founded in 1993 and may already be utilized within your high school's walls. However, if your school is unfamiliar with the Link Crew project, I would personally recommend this program to every high school out there.
To become a Link Leader, students have to apply, usually at the counseling center in their school. Link Leaders go through two days of training before the beginning of the school year. Every Link Leader is assigned a group of freshman students, and they plan and supervise activities for the freshman orientation and throughout the school year. Weekly meetings, school functions, and tutoring are among the standard Link Crew activities. Conflict resolution and time management may also be topics brought up by Link Leaders.
The Boomerang Project (the "bigger picture" for the Link Crew program) awards ten scholarships to seniors who have made an outstanding contribution to the well-being of the freshmen at their school.
With the help of the Link Crew program, your school can improve the attendance, discipline, and success of the incoming freshman students.
Link Crew Website: http://www.boomerangproject.com/link
Upcoming Course Dates: http://www.boomerangproject.com/courses
Request A Brochure: http://www.boomerangproject.com/brochure