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What is Link Crew?

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, Link Crew trains members of the junior and senior classes to be Link Leaders. As positive role models, Link Leaders are motivators, leaders and teachers who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshman success.

More and more studies show that if students have a positive experience their first year in high school, their chance for success increases dramatically. The Link Crew high school transition program provides the structure for freshmen 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 begins with a powerful orientation day that makes freshmen excited and proud to be attending their new high school and allows them to begin developing relationships and strategies that will contribute to their high school success. After orientation, Link Crew continues, providing a variety of both Academic and Social Follow Up Activities throughout the year. Academic Follow Ups are lessons presented by trained Link Leaders during visits to freshman classes; Social Follow Ups are events organized by your Coordinator team in which the freshmen and Leaders attend fun school sponsored social events together. Link Crew's goal is to provide MHS with a structure in which students make real connections with each other.

2017-2018 MHS Link Leader Application

Click Here for the Online Application

*** Appplications due by 11:59pm on Friday, April 28th ***

Click Here for Faculty Evaluation Form

Below are events you are required to attend as a Link Leader: Please make sure you are available to attend these events before you apply.

-May Development Day : Week of May 8th, 7:45am – 11:30am (you will be called out of 1st period, homeroom, and 2nd period one day this week)

-Link Leader training: Monday, August 7th and Tuesday, August 8th (Times TBA)

-Freshmen Orientation : Wednesday, August 9th, 6:30am – 1 pm

-First day of school: Monday, August 14th, 2017; wear your Link Leader shirt and help freshmen with directions and questions

-Link Crew Follow Ups: Build leadership skills and run follow up activities throughout the year with our Freshmen students


Email us at linkcrew@d120.org with any comments, questions, or concerns.


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