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Life Leaders

Formerly known as Link Crew, Life Leaders help ease the leap into high school by providing freshmen with a warm welcome and assisting them through the transition from middle school to high school.

To be a Life Leader, as part of student leadership at JSerra, students must apply at the end of their sophomore year. If accepted, they will be Life Leaders during their junior and senior years.

JSerra Life Leaders promote a more compassionate and connected student body, helping freshmen have a positive experience their first year in high school. Studies show that a positive freshman experience increases their chance for success dramatically.
Jessica Summers, Activities Director

Becoming a Life Leader

Each year we look for exceptional sophomore student leaders sometime after Spring Break. Your job as a Life Leader begins with our planning day called May Development Day, which takes place during 6th period on or around May 1st and continues throughout both your junior and senior years.

As a Life Leader, you will be with each of the freshmen classes, two years in a row, at their Freshman Orientation in August, and then you will move onto many more leadership events throughout the year.

The last event with your "family" (AKA life group) will occur when these freshmen are sophomores and begin the application process to take your job and become Life Leader themselves.

If you apply to be a Life Leader, you are making a two- year commitment to student leadership.  At the end of each school year, as a current sophomore, you will be required to show both traditional and nontraditional leadership, by truly exemplifying Faith, Intellect and Character —all the virtues we look for in a JSerra graduate.

Qualities we are looking for in Life Leaders are men and women of:

Questions?

For more information about Life Leaders, please contact Activities Director Jessica Summers at jsummers@jserra.org.

Life Leader Qualities

  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to lead others
  • Responsible enough to manage a family of freshmen and sophomores for 1-2 years
  • Accountable to show up throughout all phases of the student leadership program during the year and make this job a priority
  • Willing to take risks
  • Interested in helping others
  • Positive role models on campus and off campus
  • Dedicated to JSerra
  • Self-confident and self-directed with great follow-through
  • Respectful of diverse ideas and personalities
  • Enthusiastic