Article by Steve Corlew-
The Ayers Foundation is actively expanding its reach across Tennessee to help students who can’t afford a higher education realize their dream.
The program started helping students in Decatur and Henderson counties, and now it reaches 35 high schools in 22 counties. It also rates its success, not by the number of students attending college, but by the numbers seeking to better their future through a variety of avenues.
Speaking to the Lexington Rotary Club, Shannon Haynes, the Chief Prosperity Officer of the Ayers Foundation, also addressed the need to bring students home after college.
Haynes gave a brief review of the Ayers Foundation’s growth since it was created by Jim and Janet Ayers in 1999. Jim Ayers wanted to make sure students had an opportunity to better themselves.
The foundation is dedicated to improving…
For complete coverage, see the August 2nd edition of The Lexington Progress.