LSM Link Crew

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A positive school climate requires positive and supportive leadership. We are looking for up to 40 of this year’s juniors (next year’s seniors) and sophomores (next year’s juniors) to “Link” with the incoming freshmen class; we want students who show both traditional and nontraditional leadership qualities. Link Leaders’ communication skills, leadership potential, responsibility, and personality have helped them to succeed in the high school environment.  We are hoping that lessons you have learned can be shared to help others succeed as well. You can have a tremendous influence on our future students, and you will learn valuable leadership skills on the way. Plus, it will be fun!!


Qualities we are looking for in Leaders are:

  • Strong communication skills

  • Enthusiastic

  • Willingness to lead others

  • Responsible enough to manage a group

  • Accountable

  • Interested in helping others

  • Positive role models

  • Dedicated

  • Accepting of all

  • Self-confident and self-directed

  • Respectful of diverse ideas and personalities

  • Enthusiastic



What does a Link Leader do?  All Link Leaders are trained for 2 days in the late summer to work with the incoming freshman class.  Once the extensive training is complete, Link Leaders facilitate freshman orientation in August before school starts. At the orientation, each Link Leader is given a small group of freshmen to work with that day and to mentor for the school year.  We expect you to befriend and help all the students in your group with any challenges they may face during their first year of high school. In addition, Link Leaders will facilitate P.R.I.D.E. time activities throughout the school year. Research shows that the more contact a freshman has with his/her Link Leader, the more successful they will be.

Link Leaders

Teacher Nominations:
These students have shown these qualities and have been nominated by their teachers to apply to become a Link Leader for next year. Link Crew Teacher Nominations 2018-2019
APPLICATION PROCESS: The application process is open to ALL students who feel they can make a difference at Mills. If you are willing to dedicate your time and efforts to helping the incoming freshman to be successful all year long, then you should complete this form below. This is your chance to APPLY to be a Link Leader for the 2018-2019 school year. Once this form is submitted, Mr. Fowler and Mrs. Vassar will carefully select students for the Interview Process. Each student will then be interviewed for the position.

GROUP INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD FRIDAY MAY 11TH DURING PRIDE BLOCK FOR 20 MINUTES IN THE GYM. MEET IN GYM. PLEASE BE PROMPT!! Group Interview List and Times Link Crew Interview Groups .docx