Fencing in the Schools 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, instill the Olympic ideals and improve educational opportunities.
Fencing in the Schools was founded in 2011 by Olympic Silver Medalist and Teach For America alum Tim Morehouse so that he could provide children with the same opportunities and benefits that he had from the sport.
During the 2013-2014 school year, over 10,000 students across 7 states will be participating in the introductory fencing school program that includes an assembly by a member of the US Olympic Fencing team, training for a schools teacher to teach a one month unit on fencing, fencing equipment and ongoing support.
Published by admin, 2 weeks ago
Fencing in the Schools launched the kick off assembly for its first school program in New Jersey yesterday. Fencing in the Schools founder Tim Morehouse and Olympic teammate Jeff Spear spoke to approximately 150 7th and 8th grade students and their teachers at North Star Academy's Downtown Middle School in Newark, New Jersey, discussing their Olympic journeys and sharing lessons they learned on goal setting and overcoming challenges. Read More...
Published by admin, 1 month ago
Fencing in Schools is excited to announce a new program at Dodgen Middle School in Atlanta! Jodie Hill, the winner of our Sabra for Sabres Sweepstakes, chose Dodgen Middle School, where her daughter currently attends, to receive a full program. Fencing in the Schools founder Tim Morehouse kicked off the program with an exciting school assembly that featured a live fencing demonstration. The addition of Dodgen's program brings our reach to over 8,000 students nationwide! Read More...