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Athens Academy

“One parent told me that it was the most important presentation she had attended and perhaps the most powerful. I received numerous emails and phone calls regarding the program. The students wanted to talk about it after class.” Bob Sears-Headmaster

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BBYO Dallas

“It meant so much for you to speak to our community and we feel that the messages you embedded will make a lasting impression on all of our families. Thank you for everything you brought to our community.” Tracy Davis–Program Director

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BBYO Denver

“I’m not sure if I have ever seen a room of people that quiet and engaged for any presentation, it was almost two hours.  SteerSmart will benefit students, educators and parents.  The presentation gets to the core of people’s emotions.  I highly encourage bringing it to your community.” Rachel Heilbrenner–Program Director

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BBYO Houston

“You did a great job.  I felt like you were one of us, in touch with the audience. The turnout was fantastic while the program was very powerful and impactful. ” “I appreciate the real and sincere way the program is delivered. You can feel the passion and dedication.” Parent Comments Shared By Anita Blustein–Program Director

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BBYO Phoenix

“Your honest program left a strong and long standing impression on all those in attendance.  It’s an honor to partner with you to save young lives.” Leora Hoenig–Program Associate

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Brookstone School

“For more than one hour, the students hung on every word and gave a standing ovation at the conclusion of the program.  I have had the benefit of hearing hundreds of presentations throughout the years, and this program and follow-up were both exceptional and effective.” Scott A. Wilson–Headmaster

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Broughton High School

“It was truly one of the most compelling programs we have ever had. One year later, parents, teachers and students are still talking about this moving program. The heart wrenching vignettes about teenagers who have died in car crashes, left no one in the audience unmoved. I can honestly say that my driving behavior has changed and I know that others made changes as well. I highly recommend the program and have no doubt that it will continue to save lives.” Emily W. McNair–Chairman PTSA
“Students were shocked to see that a teen driver’s fatal car crash was the result of nothing more than a moment’s distraction.  They saw themselves in the haunting, sobering scenario and were moved, from that moment, to drive with greater care.” Mary Gulledge–Teacher

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The Canterbury School

“The program was sobering to the young and old.  It was very real and will stay with my children and me.  Adults need to wake up to the perils of driving as they can be worse than the children.  We were taught to not drink and drive—–now we need to learn about phones and other distractions. Burchie Ellinger–Parent

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Cardinal Gibbons High School

SteerSmart is a powerful program that delivers sobering and startling visuals that grabs the attention of all students.  Our students are still talking about it today.” Tom Mahon–Upper School Dean

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Charlotte Country Day

“The program delivered the important messages regarding safe driving decisions and the students found the presentation compelling.  It touched on more than the usual destructive driving decisions that involved alcohol; and touched on everything involved in operating a car, from seatbelts to changing music, to looking both ways at intersections.  The breadth of the presentation resonated loudly with the students present and the faculty alike.  Our students were still talking about the presentation days later and many were grateful for the message.” Patrick Phillips–Head of Upper School

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Congregation Etz Chaim

“The passion comes through loud and clear and everyone that drives an automobile should be grateful to the organization for all you are doing.” Robert L.Bachrach–Executive Director and COO

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Darlington School

“You are a remarkable and extremely knowledgeable speaker, care deeply about young people and are committed to saving young lives.  I highly recommend this program and am grateful that our students and parents were able to see and hear this powerful presentation.” Jill Pate–Director of Personal Counseling

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Edmonds Woodway High School

The program impacted my students, and I’m certain that lives were saved.” Gwen Baugh–Health and Wellness teacher

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Erie High School

“The students were overwhelmed by the SteerSmart program.  I would highly encourage it to all high school students, not just new drivers.” Steve Payne-Principle

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Frederica Academy

“This was an extraordinary program that was clear and powerful. Our students were silent, attentive and thoughtful throughout the assembly.  We are grateful, and have no doubt that the program touched many, and we expect some good decisions to be made in the future.” Ellen Fleming-Headmaster

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Georgetown Visitation

“I highly recommend the SteerSmart program to parents and students.  Winborne did an outstanding job meeting students and parents ‘where they are'”. Mary Kate Blaine–Principal

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Glenwood School

“SteerSmart is creative innovative and extremely informative.  It was clear from the parent program and from the student discussions the material reached all participants.  I highly recommend the program.” Dr. Julie Graham–Assistant Headmaster

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Hilton Head Christian Academy

“You spoke from the heart and your delivery was direct and real, and you spoke the truth so the students were affected. God does work in abundance through people like you—-thank you.” Laurie Anderson-Parent

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Leesville Road High School

“Our audience was filled, and I can safely say that the attendance for the program was the largest of any other PTSA programs in many years.” Jane Patterson-PTSA President

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Loganville High School

“Not only was I approached by students and faculty afterwards talking about how remarkable it was, but also by students in other grade levels who wanted to know more about the program.  The program generated much needed dialogue, and your passion and enthusiasm are contagious.” Sara Bennett–Graduation Coach and Counselor

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The Lovett School

“The program seems to have a profound impact on parents and students.  The students found it extremely powerful. As they were leaving the assembly, advisors listened to the students discussing seat belts, texting, cell phone and speeding.  Please keep getting the message out to the community.” Alyse Cooper-Pribish–Director of Counseling

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Marist School

“The presentation made a lasting impression on us all.  The focus on the program is making good decisions.  I firmly believe this moving program touched everyone in the room. I strongly recommend this program.  It was a pleasure working with SteerSmart. They were professional, responsive and accommodating.” Maureen Hann–10th Grade Meeting Coordinator

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The McCallie School

“What really resonated with our students and faculty, particularly when driving around here, is how aware we have to be of other drivers. There simply are too many other distracted drivers, for you to be distracted as well.  Even I drive differently now.” Tim Chakwin–Dean of Residential Life

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Metro Academic Studies

“I no longer pass trucks on the right, and I’m also more aware of my driving in the rain.  I’m thankful that my wife and daughters were able to attend the program because we can all learn from it.  I appreciate the frankness and passion of the program.” Steve Herlihy–Parent

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The Montgomery Academy

“You are blessed with a special gift of being able to connect with parents and students alike.  All were captivated.  You helped reinforce that life is fragile and it can be critically changed in a second with one bad decision.  I predict that you saved a life if not many.” Stacey Stakely–President–Parents of the Academy

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Montgomery High School

“We have received many positive comments from parents, teachers and students.  The program has left a lasting impact on those in attendance and we sincerely hope that the message will continue to spread.  It is a pleasure to recommend this program.” Chip Clymer–Vice Principal

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Myers Park High School

“I didn’t realize that I would be learning as much from SteerSmart as my child.  This is one of the most compelling programs I have ever seen, and it’s NOT just for young/new drivers. Everyone who drives a car should see this program—-everyone. This needs to be in colleges and high schools throughout the country. Adele Dillon–Parent/Coordinator

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Nanesmond-Suffolk Academy

“I still hear feedback from our students and teachers about your program, and I think about some of the points you made constantly. The SteerSmart program is a must-see for any school; there is nothing more important to impart to high schoolers than good decisions.” Patrick Whelan–Dean of Upper School “Winborne made a very impactful presentation for our students, which left our students speechless and knowledgeable about the lifetime consequences of making poor decisions while driving.” “… she is impacting the lives of young students every day in such a positive manner.” Debbie Russell–Head of School

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Northside Student Ministries

“Your knowledge and passion of the subject was invaluable.  Your program hit so close to home because it was practical.  After listening, we will all make better wiser decision behind the wheel and as well as in the passenger seat.” Annie Smith–Office Manager

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Our Lady of Mercy

“I sincerely offer a word of thanks and appreciation.  The entire high school was captivated and silent.” Musanna Hoskins–Director of Guidance

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Oconee County High School

“The SteerSmart program was great for our 9th and 12th grade students. There is nothing more important that providing real-world information to promote the well-being and safety of our students.” Kevin J. Yancey – Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

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Pace Academy

“This year we had almost 300 new people listening, learning, understanding and absorbing your message.  Thank you for your dedication to this important cause.  You remember being a kid; it is clear in how you speak.  Your mediums are immediate and durable.  We look forward to continuing our relationship with you.” Fred Assaf–Headmaster “Even I learned from the SteerSmart program.” Vice Principal Napoleon “This program is 3-D.  It’s not just a typical drinking and driving program.” Plant High School police officer

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Riverwood High School

“Our students were completely engaged during the entire presentation.  This is not a program simply for new drivers, we all learned from SteerSmart. Julie Schneider–Events Coordinator

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Road Safe America

“I had the pleasure of hearing and watching the presentation. A room filled with typical teenagers became silent and aware as a very personal storied, strong multi-media and frank language taught the kids the potential dangers of our roads.  No tip-toeing around the tough subjects. The high school students heard a wise voice speaking their language.  Very powerful. Tom Hodgson–Executive Director

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Rye Country Day School

“The parents’ response has been wonderful, with so much positive feedback coming my way about style, content and message.  In addition, they have reported that the program has lead to talks at home, in the car and at the dinner table. You have done our community a great service. A student organization has commandeered an easel and each day they put driving tips in the hallway.  Most assemblies come and go, but you would be proud to know that your message has remained with us and continues to affect us in a positive way.” Paul D. Wieman–Principal

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Springside Chestnut School

This program is for all drivers and passengers.  Our parents and student body were impacted by the SteerSmart program, and even I was influenced.  I am now far more aware of trucks and never pass them on the right side.” Kathleen Tkac–Interim Head of Upper School, Dean of Faculty

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St. Pius X

“You shared cold hard facts and effectively conveyed the tremendous emotional loss suffered by friends, family and communities.  We are blessed to have you visit our community.” Steve Spellman–Principal “My daughter walked in from school talking about the program—it made a lasting impression.” Parent Comment Shared By Steve Spellman

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Stratford Academy

“Let it be said that our expectations for this program were far exceeded.  Our students were enthralled by the message and the delivery of this program.  You were not defensive, apologetic or elusive in delivering information.  You were on point in a straightforward way to promote safe driving and good decisions.  The message was simple enough to grasp, yet complex enough to be credible. The students knew you cared. Interestingly, many students, faculty and administration took time to call or email offering praise and gratitude for the program.  The program was life changing.” Tina Wootan–Director of Guidance

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The Tower Hill School

We saw the program three months ago, and students last week were telling me how they drove differently around trucks and how effective the program was.”

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The Wesleyan School

“Our students find the program valuable and are actively engaged and involved in the discussion.  The program is honest and realistic.  It addresses topics centered around driving that we don’t think about as well as the obvious.”

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Whitefield Academy

“I have received many comments from my students and parents about the importance of what you shared and the impact it made in their lives.  Your willingness to discuss sensitive and painful tragedies as well as constructive tools to help out students with the hope of saving lives can’t be measured. I wish you blessings as you continue to serve the community.” Dr. Susan Banke–Upper School Principal

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The Westminster Schools

“The program hits home with parents and students.  It really resonates.” Peter Hennessy–Parent

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