“SHAD’s focus on accessibility has rewarded some of my students with the opportunity to attend SHAD that otherwise would only have been a dream. SHAD offered them a chance to network and expand horizons and see themselves in a new light.” – Nan Devitt-Tremblay, Educator, Senator O’Connor College School

“SHAD is still the best external academic opportunity you can assist your high-achieving, well-rounded students with during their high school career. As an educator, SHAD alum and SHAD Teacher Fellow, I believe we have a duty to provide our students with as many opportunities as possible, and I would put SHAD at the top because it has such a long-term positive impact on the students who participate.” – Elissa Gelleny, Educator, Villanova College & SHAD’98

“I’ve taught school for 30 years. I think this is the best program I’ve ever been involved with. It’s not a program. It’s a life-changing experience.” – Mayor of Fogo Island

“We at Hector Thiboutot Community School would like to thank SHAD for giving our two students such a wonderful experience this past summer. Our school is an isolated, Northern Aboriginal school and opportunities to meet with and work with students of like interests are not readily available. They [our students] were able to build their self-confidence and felt like they belonged. The chance to see new places and have new experiences was invaluable.” – Barbara Traxel, Principal, Hector Thiboutot Community School