Fencing-in-the-Schools is an educational organization whose mission statement, “Empowering youth to achieve excellence through the sport of fencing” will be carried out by bringing the sport of fencing to schools around the country to fight childhood obesity while promoting the Olympic ideals of excellence, respect, and friendship.
It was founded in 2011 by Olympic Silver Medalist and Teach For America alum Tim Morehouse so children could have the same opportunities and benefits that he had from the sport. Fencing-in-the-Schools carries out its mission by training school teachers to teach the sport of fencing utilizing the Fencing-in-the-Schools youth curriculum. The curriculum focuses on both the physical and mental skills of fencing, while also promoting the ideals of the Olympic movement.
- FITS Founder Tim Morehouse at Barnes and Noble Union Square on Jan. 12 2pm - October 11, 2010
OLYMPIANS TO GIVE FREE FENCING DEMONSTRATION AT UNION SQUARE BARNES & NOBLE 2008 Olympic silver medalist Tim Morehouse will be joined by fellow Olympic Team members for free fencing demonstration and book signing 2008 Olympic silver medalist Tim Morehouse and Olympic Fencing Team members will host a book signing and free live fencing demonstration atBarnes [...]
- A Welcome Letter from Fencing in the Schools Founder Tim Morehouse - October 11, 2010
Dear Friends, It is with great excitement that I share with you the launch of the Fencing-in-the-Schools website! (www.fencingintheschools.org) I invite you to look around and learn more about our programs and our plans for the future. As you can see from our “BIG GOAL,” we plan to get one million children fencing in [...]
- Tim Morehouse Olympic Fencer is spreading the word to youngsters - October 11, 2010
Tim Morehouse is spreading the word to youngsters: If you learn to parry challenges, play to your strengths and aim high, you can find success in whatever endeavor you choose. The USA Fencing stalwart, a member of three U.S. Olympic Teams (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012) and an Athlete Ambassador for the U.S. [...]