skip to main content
Val/Sal InformationInfinite Campus Parent PortalTransact.comDual Enrollment InfoLeadership Strategy CardsLeadership Strategy Cards (Spanish)Parent Resource CenterLockdown Drill Letter to ParentsAdult Literacy BrochureDDS Cert. of School EnrollmentStudent Information SheetParking Permit ApplicationTranscript Request Form 2017-18 Student Handbook2016-17 Supply ListBell ScheduleTitle I Plan 2015-16High School Parent Survey Spanish Version_AHSCHigh School Parent Survey_AHSC School-Parent CompactParents Right To Know Notification Guidance GaDOE revised 6.2016Parent Right to Know Letter revised 7.22.2016Fraud Waste and AbuseCode of EthicsSumter Federal Programs Complaint ProceduresParent Involvement PolicyParent Involvement Policy (Spanish)Moral TurpitudeComprehensive Needs AssessmentSchool Improvement PlanEOC 9th Grade Literature2016-17 Registration FormEOC American Literature2018-19 Course GuideABE Student LoginMathematicsSocial StudiesProgram for Exceptional Children ScienceELAWhat is CTAE?CTAE PathwaysDECANon-DiscriminationGeorgia ACTEPrincipal's CornerCalendarLatest NewsSchool StaffMedia CenterMission StatementClubs & OrganizationsCounselingMarch 2 SuccessSAT Question of the GA Career Information CenterE2020 LoginFlocabularyEnd of Course TestsGA Dept of EducationGaFutures.orgDual Enrollment LoginGALILEOJobs For TeensEconomic Milestone ReviewACT Study LinksSAT Study LinksASVAB Study LinksUSA Test PrepSportsGHSAABE For TeachersInfinite Campus Staff LoginTeacher Keys LoginStaff GmailGA Milestones EOC Assessment Guides2017-18 System Calendar2017-18 SCS Dress CodeCell Phone PolicyBreakfast MenuCycle I Lunch MenuCycle II Lunch MenuCycle III Lunch MenuCycle Weeks
ASHS Students Visit Elementary Students
Posted On:
Monday, May 01, 2017
News Image

Food for Life Youth Academy (FLY) of Americus-Sumter High School recently visited Sumter County Primary School, Sumter County Elementary School, and Sumter County Intermediate School to read to students in twenty-four classrooms. FLY is a mentoring program focused on equipping young men with the skills and resources necessary to become successful adults. Fly is facilitated by Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education.

 The purpose of the field trip was to have high school students demonstrate and promote the importance of reading and literacy to younger students. The trip also gave FLY participants the opportunity to serve as role models and mentors. Along with reading books, the young men of FLY shared encouraging slogans such as, “Stay in school and graduate”, “Be respectful to parents and teachers”, and “Surround yourself with positive like-minded friends”.

 The FLY mentors were joined by local business owners and community leaders for lunch at a local Americus restaurant, Gladys’ Kitchen. Guests included Lee Pinnell, owner of Clinic Drug Store, Eshonda Blue and Jessica Wright, co-owners of Innovative Senior Solutions, Ben Hicks, Georgia Southwestern State University Men’s Head Basketball Coach, and Carolyn Wright, Sumter Chamber of Commerce representative. Topics discussed included entrepreneurship, good business practices, economic development, retaining youth talent in Sumter County, overcoming personal obstacles, and following one’s passion. Community leaders impressed on the young men that they can achieve their dreams if they remain persistent in the pursuit of success, and that the difference between a winner and a failure is that the winner continues to get back up after being knocked down.

 Local leaders left the lunch feeling confident that the future of the community is in good hands as the young men demonstrated an eagerness to plan and prepare for a successful future. 

View all Highlights