LINK CREW LEADERS 2017-2018
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Link Leaders 2016-2017
What is Link Crew?
Crew is a secondary school transition program that welcomes grade 9 students
and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their secondary
school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed,
Boomerang Project’s proven secondary school transition program trains senior
(grade 11 and 12) student mentors to be Link Crew Leaders. As positive role
models, Link Crew Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the grade 9
students to help them discover what it takes to be successful during the
transition to secondary school and help facilitate this success.
and more studies show that if students have a positive experience their first
year in secondary school, their chance for success increases dramatically. Link
Crew provides the structure for grade 9 students to receive support and
guidance from senior (grade 11 and 12) students who have been through the
challenges that secondary school poses, and understand that the transition to a
larger school can sometimes be overwhelming.
Components of Link Crew:
- Grade 9
Link Leaders and grade 9 students start building the mentor relationship
and grade 9 students receive information about how to be successful in
- Academic Follow
Link Leaders support grade 9 students’ academic success and character
development through structured classroom visits.
- Social Follow
Link Leaders and grade 9 students connect outside the classroom at social
events to increase student engagement, and promote positive school
- Leader Initiated
Link Leaders connect with their grade 9 students on a more individual