Last week the Link Crew student mentors and faculty advisers welcomed the Class of 2022 to the high school. It was a fun, friendly introduction to the high school that hopefully made the 450 students in our freshmen class feel more comfortable and less stressed for the start of high school. Special thanks go to the junior and senior Link Crew leaders who have trained as mentors to help guide our 9th graders through their first year of high school, and the high school faculty coordinators Mike Locke, Shelly Saba, Christy Smith and Katelyn Deet. The Mt. Lebanon High School program was also featured in The Almanac.
More about Link Crew from the Link Crew website.
"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. 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.
More and more studies show that if students have a positive experience their first year in high school, their chance for success increases dramatically. Link Crew 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."