What educators are saying about Link Crew

We love it when our Link Crew Coordinators tell us about how the program is working and changing things for the good in their schools. Click on the links below to read testimonials from educators.

How Link Crew Changes School Culture

“Link Crew, in a very short amount of time, has begun to make an already strong school culture even stronger. Our freshmen seem to have confidence in themselves and the school. Our Link Crew Leaders have taken an ownership for the culture of our school and our staff has been energized for the upcoming year because of the whole experience.”

Brent Torrenga, Associate Principal
Fort Atkinson High School, Atkinson, WI

 

 

"Link Crew has changed the culture of our school. Grade 9’s have never been better informed and comfortable. School spirit and participation are at a new high. Senior students feel empowered. This program is truly remarkable.”

Kristy Buchanan, Teacher
Abbey Park High School, Oakville, ON

 

 

"Link Crew has been instrumental in changing the culture at our school from a hierarchy to a community and the change has been driven by the students themselves."

Terry Serviss, Dept. Head of Social Sciences
MacKenzie High School, Deep River, ON

 

 

"Link Crew is slowly changing the culture of our school. Students feel included, safe and empowered. Orientation Day convinced me that there is potential for leadership in ALL of our students. When we empower them, we inspire them.”

Marija Burazin, Vice Principal
Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School. Mississauga, ON

 

 

“If you and your students want to change the climate and culture in your school from the senior to the freshman class, Link Crew is the program for you. It not only builds student leaders, but it sharpens your skills as an educator.”

Todd Monsey, Girl’s Basketball Coach
Midway High School, Waco, TX

 

 

"Link Crew is the most dynamic, most powerful, most rewarding programs for staff and students alike.”

William Wells, Teacher
Wyandotte High School, Kansas City, KS

 

 

"Link Crew has helped create a true sense of family in a ‘tradition rich’ community. I love being a part of such a positive and enriching program.”

Kristin O’Dell, Teacher
Pittsford Sutherland High School, Pittsford, NY

How Link Crew Develops Student Leadership

"Link Crew has generated the greatest school culture revitalization in our history. Link Crew gives our students the tools to lead our school.”

Nick Hable, Teacher
Mauston High School, Mauston, MN

 

 

"Link Crew is a program that’s not only great for the incoming freshmen but great for the Link Leaders. It fosters strong communication skills, interpersonal relationships, and helps to deliver the strong leaders that every school needs.”

Kristen Alan, Teacher
Farmington High School, Farmington, MI

 

 

“Perhaps the most intriguing element of running the Link Crew program for me this year was how empowered my Link Leaders felt. Many upperclassmen who never envisioned themselves as leaders slowly come to the realization that they ARE leaders and that their words, actions and behavior help to build a positive, welcoming climate on campus. Link Crew was a catalyst for marginalized students to embrace leadership and to ignite a sense of social responsibility and improve our community.”

William Blair, ASB Advisor
Mountain View High School, Mountain View, CA

 

 

“I knew there were good kids at our school, but I didn’t really see their leadership or presence in school culture. Link Crew provided the opportunity and structure for those kids to step up and make a difference.”

Shelley Wilson, Teacher
Carthage High School, Carthage, MD

How Link Crew Impacts Freshmen

“Link Crew is an organized and highly effective program for all students. Our school has seen a significant drop in disciplinary problems with freshmen since we have implements Link Crew.”

Kathryn Gustafson, Teacher
Farmington High School, Farmington, MI

 

 

“Even just after the our first year of orientation we’re already seeing a happier, more comfortable group of ninth graders.”

Jasper Thelin, Teacher
Sir Francis Drake High School, San Anselmo, CA

 

 

“This program made our freshmen feel more energized, excited and comfortable about entering high school than they have been in my 20+ years at JCHS. I could not believe how successful it was. Our parents love it also!”

Chris Skinner, Dean of Students
Jersey Community High School, Jerseyville, IL