Our Very Own Link Crew was awarded $1,000 courtesy of DRIVE for Education with Groove Auto
DRIVE for education® is a forward-thinking charity program created by the employees of Groove Auto as a way to make an impact in local neighborhoods where we work and live. It’s about enriching the lives of children through education and foundational support. The program is locally targeted and classroom focused, enabling area schools to receive donations during the school year that directly impacts the students, the school’s facilities and the teachers. Dedicated proceeds from every vehicle they sell funds the DRIVE for education® program, since 2011 Drive for Education has donated over $500,000 to schools all over the Denver area.
This year, they donated $1,000 to John F. Kennedy High School’s Link Crew program. Link Crew is a 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, Boomerang Project’s proven high school transition program trains mentors from your junior and senior classes to be Link Crew Leaders.
As positive role models, Link Crew Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshman success. Link Crew 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.
Five representatives from Link Crew went to Groove Ford Dealership where the group received a giant check along with the actual grant funds to put toward this school year. We couldn’t be more proud of this program!