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WEB and Link Crew

WEB Crew - Middle School

WEB, which stands for "Where Everybody Belongs" is a middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes 5th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, the program trains mentors from the 8th-grade class to be WEB Leaders. As positive role models, WEB Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the 5th graders to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to middle school and help facilitate 5th grade success.

More and more studies show that if students have a positive experience in their first year in middle school, their chances for success increase dramatically. WEB provides the structure for 5th graders to receive support and guidance from 8th graders who have been through the challenges that middle school poses and understand that the transition to a larger school can sometimes be overwhelming.

WEB also acts as an anti-bullying program for the school by providing it with a cadre of student leaders who look for bullying behavior and help stop it. WEB gives older students permission to be aware of and report any negative behavior they see, creating a safer school for everybody.

  • WEB is a yearlong transition program with four components that contribute to its success:
  • Middle School Orientation - WEB Leaders and 5th graders start building the mentor relationship and receive information about how to be successful in middle school
  • Academic Follow Ups - WEB Leaders support 5th grade academic success and character development through classroom visits
  • Social Follow-Ups - WEB Leaders and 5th graders connect outside the classroom at social events to increase student engagement and promote a positive school climate
  • Leader Initiated Contacts - WEB Leaders connect with their 5th graders on a more individual basis
  • Middle School Transition Program Increases Student Achievement

The goal of WEB, Boomerang Project's middle school orientation and transition program, is to provide schools with a structure in which students make real connections with each other thus increasing school safety and reducing incidence of bullying. Through this program, students learn that people at school care about them and their success.

Link Crew - High School

Link Crew is a program that helps freshmen transition to high school through social, academic, and emotional health activities led by students.

Link Crew is composed of upperclassmen who are good role models for younger students. Link Leaders have strong communication skills, leadership potential, are responsible, dedicated, and enthusiastic. They are interested in helping others succeed.

Not only is Link Crew a way to help others, but Link Leaders will be helping to improve school culture. Link Leaders will have a tremendous influence on our freshmen and new students, and will learn many valuable leadership skills in the process.

Additionally, Link Leaders will earn volunteer and community service hours.