Link Crew is a high school transition program that increases freshman success.
Members of the junior and senior class are trained to be yearlong Link Leaders who act as positive role models, motivators, mentors and teachers helping guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during this pivotal transition to high school.
As freshmen success increases, the benefits to the school culture and climate become apparent; Link Crew schools report having
greater connection, increased extracurricular participation, fewer discipline issues and greater pride and spirit.
Additionally, the older students who serve as mentors gain lifelong leadership skills and report a higher degree of empathy, compassion and self esteem, often going on to continue making service a part of their lives.
OHS has a team of 8 teachers and administrators working year-round with the Link Leaders in the program: Mariah Price. Dawn Wallace, Dayla Dooley, David Dunlap, Randy Jackson, Debi Brown, LuVona Copeland, and Gary Calip.