Rider Crew: Student Peer Mentors
So you say you want to be a Rider Leader? What’s it all about anyway?
Rider Crew (Link Crew) is a national high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed , Rider Crew trains members of the junior and senior class to be Rider Leaders. As positive role models, Rider Leaders are motivators, leaders and teachers who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school.
Rider Crew increases freshmen success; more and more studies are showing that if students have a positive experience during their first year in high school, their chances for success are exponential. The Rider Crew high school transition program provides the structure for freshmen to receive support and guidance from juniors and seniors who have been through the challenges that high school poses and understand that the transition to a larger school can sometimes be overwhelming.
Rider Crew begins with a powerful freshman orientation day that makes freshmen excited and proud to be attending their new high school and allows them to begin developing relationships and strategies that will contribute to their high school success. The main event this year will be the Green and Gold Day and then it is our hope you stay in contact with your freshman throughout the school year.