Robert Hershey

Robert Hershey

“Our ASSIST Scholars have made a tremendous impact on the life of our school and the way our students view the world. They arrive intent on making the most of every experience and depart having left an impressive mark on our school community.”

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Suzanne Walker Buck

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“For numerous years Western Reserve Academy has benefited enormously from the ASSIST students who enrich our school. Intelligent, thoughtful, and most importantly, engaged, ASSIST scholars immerse themselves fully in our living and learning environment. Their unique perspectives and experiences are valued by students and faculty alike. Partnering with ASSIST ensures a global network that is…

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Bessie Speers

“As our world navigates a global pandemic, the mission of ASSIST is even more critical for our school communities. While our human tendency may be to hunker down, not to venture internationally, we must continue to seek beyond ourselves for meaning and understanding. I have been in education for over thirty years and have been…

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Jim Ventre

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“Please accept my most tremendous respect and gratitude for the commitment, due diligence, and leadership the ASSIST program has cultivated on behalf of our schools. Most significantly, ASSIST is inextricably linked with our need to invite a more diverse student body to our communities. With limited resources available for international travel, our schools are most…

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D. Scott Looney

Scott Looney

“I have been working with ASSIST for almost 25 years, at two different schools, and have been thrilled with the caliber of student they provide, and the personalized approach they take to making sure each student/school match is good. ASSIST has been terrific in partnering with our school to ensure that the experience of the…

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Charles Cahn III

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“ASSIST students make a memorable impact on Suffield Academy each year. Our community is enriched by the positive spirit and the many talents of our ASSIST Scholars. Suffield has long valued its relationship with ASSIST and enthusiastically supports the organization’s great work.”

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