The Ayers Foundation Offers Two Events for Teens Attending High Schools in Decatur, Perry and Henderson Counties

“Maximize Your Strength” and “More to This Life” help teens find balance and set goals

Nashville, Tenn.—The Ayers Foundation, an organization that provides financial support for college scholarships, medical services for children and research into pre-cancer detection and diagnosis in Tennessee, recently hosted two events for high school students. The events, which took place in Decaturville, Tenn. on April 28 and 29 were called “More to This Life,” a Summit for young women, and “Maximize Your Strength,” a Summit for young men. Sophomores and juniors from Lexington High School, Perry County High School, Riverside High School and Scotts Hill High School were in attendance.

Janet Ayers

Photo 1: Janet Ayers, President of The Ayers Foundation, welcomes the young women to the event. During her speech, Ayers encouraged all of the young women to discover their dreams, set personal goals and work toward post-high school education.

Collage making

Photo 2: Using magazines to find inspiration, the young women created personalized dream boards to depict their goals and aspirations.

Balane Wheel

Photo 3: The high school students also went through activities with help from Centerstone’s Coaching4Teens program that helped them assess balance in various aspects of their lives.

Adventure Works Activities

Photo 4: The young men were led through team building exercises by Nashville-based AdventureWorks.


Photo 5: The young men worked together on activities aimed at increasing communication, teamwork, problem-solving, leadership and trust.