DJ Brown and La'Tia Simpson
Northwest Classen High School, Oklahoma City
The Link Crew program at Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City has selected D.J. Brown and La’Tia Simpson as its outstanding mentors for Oklahoma Mentor Day.
Link Crew, a nationwide peer-mentoring program, is designed to help make the transition into high school easier for incoming freshman students by partnering them with upperclassmen students. Junior and senior students are assigned a group of freshman students called “crews” to mentor throughout the school year. Leaders meet with their crews monthly and lead activities including goal setting, school tradition, character development and academic guidance.
“D.J. Brown and La’Tia Simpson are a dynamic duo that has combined their creative minds to support their crew of freshman students,” said Katelyn Perkins, Link Crew coordinator at Northwest Classen High School. “They are admired by many and they both set an example for many younger students in our halls.”
As Link Crew leaders, D.J. and La’Tia have helped freshmen students get involved in school activities and spirit events as well as offered tutoring for them in classes in which they are struggling.
“They truly make Northwest Classen a better place because they care!” Perkins added.