Fencing in the Schools is a 501c3 educational organization founded in 2011 by Olympic Silver Medalist Tim Morehouse. Its mission to “Empower youth to achieve excellence through the sport of fencing” is carried out by bringing fencing to schools around the country to improve educational opportunities, foster the Olympic Ideals, and help fight childhood obesity.
Fencing in the Schools looks to bring fencing to any interested school or youth community or organization, especially those that focus on funding the sports and education for under-resourced communities. Professional development for PE teachers and fencing equipment are provided so students can experience the sport of fencing and learn Olympic Ideals as part of their regular physical education program.
Fencing in the Schools utilizes Olympians as Athlete Ambassadors to conduct exciting and motivational assemblies to kick-off programs at schools.
Currently, Fencing in the Schools serves over 10,000 students with fencing programs across 7 states and is getting ready to double the number of students in the 2014-2015 school year.