I was really nervous about starting my Freshman year at an Allen County High School. The school was easily three times as big as the middle school that I went to. The student body was just as large and I somewhat felt intimidated. How would I ever find my way around and make sure that I got to class on time? What if I did not make any friends or I didn’t fit in anywhere? The week before school was scheduled to begin, I went to the High School to take a tour, see where my classes were and to learn more about the school.
I was relieved to learn about the Link Crew program that the Allen County High School offered. I would be placed with a group of upperclassmen that would help and mentor me throughout my first year there. My group would check on my from time to time to make sure that I was staying on track and achieving good grades. They would also plan after school activities such as bowling and movies so that we could catch up and become friends with other classmates. I feel a lot better knowing that I will have support during this adjustment period.