Petey Podcast

Linking Up for Success

August 11, 2021 Elyria City School District Season 1 Episode 46
Petey Podcast
Linking Up for Success
Show Notes

Happy 10th anniversary to Elyria High School's Link Crew program, a student-led plan for welcoming incoming freshmen  and new students to Elyria High School. Elyria High Teacher Amanda Belcher is the Link Crew advisor but says the Link Crew leaders, who are upper classmen at Elyria High School, are the real leaders. "They serve as role models for our freshmen students and any transfer students coming to the high school," Belcher said. "We do team building excises with the whole group and then they divide up (in small groups) with the Link Leaders that they will have the whole year." The Link Crew program and its sister program, WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) for students going through the elementary-to-middle-school transition, is nationally based. It aims to help students acclimate to their new surroundings and ease their transition into upper grades. This year Link Crew Leaders will offer an orientation program for incoming ninth graders and students in 10th grade who missed out on Link Crew activities in 2020 due to the pandemic.