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, Boomerang Project’s proven high school transition program trains mentors from your junior and senior classes to be Link Crew Leaders. This training process teaches fundamental leadership skills linked directly to the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. As positive role models, Link Crew Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshman success.
Link Crew is a year long transition program with four components that contribute to its success:
- High School Orientation – Link Crew Leaders and freshmen start building the mentor relationship and freshmen receive information about how to be successful in high school
- Academic Follow Ups – Link Crew Leaders support freshman academic success and character development through structured classroom visits
- Social Follow Ups – Link Crew Leaders and freshmen connect outside the classroom at social events to increase student engagement, and promote positive school climate
- Leader Initiated Contacts – Link Crew Leaders connect with their freshmen on a more individual basis
Link Crew has been implemented in all high schools in St. Johns County including Nease High School, St. Augustine High School, Pedro Menendez High School, Bartram Trail High School, Ponte Vedra High School and Creekside High School.