• Panther 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 (the program Panther Crew came out of) proven high school transition program trains mentors from your junior and senior classes to be Panther Crew Leaders. As positive role models, Panther 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. 

    Panther Crew is a yearlong transition program with four components that contribute to its success:

    • High School Orientation – Panther Crew Leaders and freshmen start building the mentor relationship and freshmen receive information about how to be successful in high school

    • Academic Follow-Ups – Panther Crew Leaders support freshman academic success and character development through structured classroom visits

    • Social Follow-Ups – Panther Crew Leaders and freshmen connect outside the classroom at social events to increase student engagement and promote a positive school climate

    • Leader Initiated Contacts – Panther Crew Leaders connect with their freshmen on a more individual basis