Fencing In The Schools comes to APS schools

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Atlanta Public School students fenced like Olympians during the kick-off of the Fencing In The Schools (FITS) program thanks to a partnership with Communities In Schools of Atlanta, Graduation Generation and FITS.

FITS, a non-profit founded by Olympic Silver Medalist Tim Morehouse, has brought the Olympic sport of fencing to over 15,000 students across the country. The program uses fencing to teach Olympic values and skills through Olympian role models.



Atlanta schools Maynard Jackson High School, King Middle School, D.H. Stanton Elementary and Toomer Elementary welcomed Olympians during assemblies in early March to kick-off the program. Olympians visited schools to share their stories and introduce fencing. The Olympians also conducted professional development for PE teachers.



Funding for the program, including fencing equipment for each school, has been provided by a donation from Rick Rieder, an Emory alumnus/trustee, Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc. and member of the CIS National Leadership Council, along with a grant from Dick’s Sporting Goods and the Sports Matter program.

Check out the FITS program at Maynard Jackson High School featured on People 2 People on WSB-TV:



To watch FITS feature on Vice Sports click here.

Check out photos from the Maynard Jackson High School assembly below:

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