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While both the U.S. and Italy face significant challenges, sharing strategies and learning from each other’s experiences can help improve the mental health support systems in both countries.

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In the wake of the post-COVID-19 pandemic world, we are witnessing a surge in stress and anxiety among our students. It is imperative that we as school leaders are dedicated to implementing strategies that have been proven by research to enhance students' mental health, emotional well-being and academic success.

Central offices were set up more than a century ago to handle business and regulatory functions. Today’s schools require a fundamentally new approach.
AFSA has embarked on an official collaboration with the largest network of school leaders in Italy, Senza Zaino.

Lizzy Crispin headed the committee that led Leonardo da Vinci High School to become the first and only Blue Ribbon high school in Buffalo, New York. Currently assistant principal at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, Lizzy recalls her days as AP at da Vinci: “It was a successful school, and I asked myself ‘What can I bring to the table?’”