WEB – Where Everybody Belongs
What is WEB?
WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) is part of a student-mentoring and transition program called The Boomerang Project that is used by more than 3,300 schools across the globe.
What are WEB Leaders?
WEB Leaders are 8th graders who are good role models for younger students and who have been successful at our middle school. WEB Leaders’ communication skills, leadership potential, responsibility, and personality have helped them succeed in the middle school environment, and the lessons they have learned should be shared to help others succeed.
WEB Leaders have a tremendous influence on our new students and learn many valuable leadership skills in the process.
What does a WEB Leader do?
- WEB Leaders are trained to work with the incoming sixth graders and other new students who are entering our school next fall.
- After a two-day, end of the summer training, the WEB Leaders will run sixth grade orientation on the first day of school for 6th graders on September 8th. At the orientation, each WEB Leader will be given a small group of sixth graders to work with that day and will be asked to befriend and to help that group during the first week of school with any challenges they may face.
- Additionally, throughout the school year, WEB Leaders will meet again with their student groups to touch base, discuss problems, and plan social activities. We know that the more contact a sixth grader has with her/his WEB Leader the more successful the sixth grader will be.