The program starts with a freshman only orientation a few days before the first day of school. juniors and seniors lead the freshman through Ice-breakers and other bonding activities with their assigned freshmen.
Throughout the year, the link leaders are encouraged to continue to connect with the freshmen. They may teach time management, conflict resolution or character education lessons, instruct on how to use school resources, or attend free social events.
The intention of the program is to increase freshmen success as measured by school attendance, academic success and discipline.
The program is run by the Boomerang Project. It is estimated that over 700,000 freshmen were introduced to high school in 2006 through the Link Crew program.
South high schools prepare grand welcome to fight the first-day jitters; The "Link Crew" program uses mentors, festive assemblies and icebreaker games to ease students into their first year of high school.(SOUTH)
Sep 12, 2007; Byline: Emily Johns; Staff Writer Caitlin Dow had butterflies in her stomach when she walked into the high school on her first...