Monday, June 7, 2010

2010 End of Year Celebrations

The Ayers Foundation hosted an End of Year Celebration for the 2010 Ayers Foundation Scholars and their families at both Scott's Hill High School and Riverside High School. Before the Ayers Foundation Scholars Program was offered, less than 30 percent of high school graduates were attending a four-year, two-year institution or a technical school after graduation. Today, over 90 percent go on to higher education after graduating.

Jim Ayers, Founder of The Ayers Foundation challenged each student that the decision they make right now will most likely affect the quality of their lives for the next 60 years. Ayers encouraged the students to make wise choices and to be successful in their post-secondary education.

The 2010 Ayers Foundation Scholars of Scott's Hill High School

The 2010 Ayers Foundation Scholars of Riverside High School

Friday, June 4, 2010

Ayers Foundation in University of Memphis Magazine

The Ayers Foundation Chairman and Founder, James W. Ayers was interviewed for the University of Memphis Magazine Spring 2010 Issue. Mr. Ayers highlighted The Ayers Foundation Scholar's Program and shared current statistics and stories of Scholar success.

To read the complete article, please click on University of Memphis Magazine .

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ayers Foundation recognized at Bethel University

On May 8th, 2010, Janet and Jim Ayers of The Ayers Foundation were recognized during the dedication of the New Science Building on the Bethel University Campus in McKenzie, Tennessee. During the dedication of the new building, The Jim and Janet Ayers Lecture Hall was presented in recognition of their commitment and contributions to Bethel students.

A view of the newly constructed science building at Bethel University

Janet Ayers, President of The Ayers Foundation, served as the commencement speaker and was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters from Bethel by President Prosser during the day's events. Ayers told graduates that their personal stories will be inspiring to others to pursue their dreams. "The most effective tool for ministry to others is a life story." Ayers said. "Each of you has a life story." Ayers shared other personal stories from graduates and encouraged them to pursue their dreams and share their stories.

President Ayers delivering her commencement address at Bethel University