Link Crew

The Link Leaders consist of a pair junior and/or senior mentors for a group of 10-16 freshman. We currently have over 120 Link Leaders serving for our inaugural 2015-16 group. Link Leaders receive training and support from staff supervisors of the program.

Staff Supervisors of the Link Crew program:

From the website,, here are its main aspects:

Link Crew is a year long transition program with four components that contribute to its success:

  • High School Orientation – Link Leaders and freshmen start building the mentor relationship and freshmen receive information about how to be successful in high school
  • Academic Follow Ups – Link Leaders support freshman academic success and character development through structured classroom visits
  • Social Follow Ups – Link Leaders and freshmen connect outside the classroom at social events to increase student engagement, and promote positive school climate
  • Leader Initiated Contacts – Link Leaders connect with their freshmen on a more individual basis

Two natural by-products of Link Crew are a strong sense of character development and the emergence of an anti-bullying environment. Because students are more connected to each other, involved in their school and empowered to make a difference, they develop empathy, a respect for others and the courage to stand up for and take care of fellow students.

link-leader-app-2017-2018 DUE by MAY 1 at 4:00 PM

submit completed applications to Mr. V in the Leadership Office in cafeteria.





Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

The Berkeley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, disability, medical condition, homelessness or foster status, in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Discrimination based on protected class includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, and bullying. All inquiries or concerns regarding BUSD’s nondiscrimination policy 5145.3 or the filing of discrimination complaints should contact:


Dr. Susan Craig

Director of Student Services and Interim Title IX Coordinator

2020 Bonar Street Ste. 112

Berkeley, CA 94702

Phone: 510-486-9338

Fax: 510-644-7712



Inquiries may also be referred to the:

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education

50 Beale Street, Suite 7200

San Francisco, CA 94105-1813

Telephone: 415-486-5555

FAX: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339