Link Crew

The Link Leaders consist of a pair junior and/or senior mentors for a small group of freshman. We currently have over 120 Link Leaders serving for the 2018-19 school year. 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-2019-20 DEADLINE HAS PASSED

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

Berkeley High School Orientation Information for 2019-2020

Seniors – Monday, Aug. 19
Juniors – Tuesday, Aug. 20Sophomores – Wednesday, Aug. 21Registration hours:Last Name A – G        8:30 to 10:00 amLast Name H – O        10:00 to 11:30 amLast Name P – Z         1:00 to 2:30 pm10th, 11th, 12th graders are to report to the Jacket Gym. Please note that doors will be closed from 11:30 – 1:00_________Freshmen Orientation and RegistrationLast Names A – Z       Friday, August 25, 8:00 am – 3:00 pmIncoming 9th graders should report to the Donahue Gym by 8:00 am for the start of their orientation. Each orientation will consist of an assembly, small group sessions facilitated by Link Leaders, and a campus tour, in addition to students receiving their schedule, photo ID, textbooks and locker assignment. Link Leaders are trained upperclassmen who will guide a group of 9th graders through orientation until the end of the school year.  Students should bring a lock to place on their locker._________Make-Up Registration Session       Thursday, August 22, TBD pmNew to BHS 10-12th grades — Mini-orientation on Thursday, August 22Please contact Student Activities Director “Mr V.” for more info on how to sign up.First Day of School, Monday, August 26, 9:57 a.m. Late start Monday bel schedule. There is no “0” period on this day only.

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. Accordingly, BUSD programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression; nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (Board Policy 0410, Board Policy 1311, Board Policy 4030, Board Policy 5145.3, Board Policy 5145.7)

The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district’s complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. (Board Policy 4030)
Complaint forms are available at school sites and on the district webpage at

For inquiries or concerns regarding BUSD nondiscrimination policy 5145.3 or the filing of discrimination complaints please contact:
Chelsea Yogerst, Compliance Officer & Title IX Coordinator
2020 Bonar Street Room 116, Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: 510.486.9338     Email:

More information is available at