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Events & Programs

The Ayer Shirley Education Foundation conducts many fundraising activities and education programs through out the year.

Janis Bresnahan Run For Education

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When:
Mid May

Where:
High School

Learn more:
Please see the race website for more information

The 5K Run for Education is in memory of Janis Bresnahan. Janis was born May 15, 1971 and spent most of her life growing up in the town of Ayer. Graduated from Ayer High School in 1989 where she was co-captain of the women's track team in her senior year. She then went on to dedicate her life and work to the education of children, earning her teaching degree from the University of Maine.

Holdenwood Trail Run

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When:
Last Sunday in September

Where:
Holdenwood in Shirley

Learn more:
Please see the race website for more information

The Holdenwood Trail Run is a 2K/5K/10K walk/run.  It is truly unique for its beautiful setting and sense of community. The idyllic Holdenwood trails offer a mix of stone lined meadows, wooded trails, and several interesting features along the way including the Stone Crossing that make this event unique.

Guest Speaker Series

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When:
Throughout the academic year

Where:
Various

Learn more:
See our Talks & Education page for more information.

An important part of ASEF's mission is to reach out to our community and provide information regarding important topics. To this end, the ASEF Speaker Series brings high profile speakers for evening presentations for parents, teachers and area professionals.

Science Fair

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When:
Spring

Every spring, the Ayer Shirley Education Foundation hosts the ASRMS Science Fair. All students are invited to showcase their individual or group projects, exploring real-world science and engineering discovery through hands-on experience.   ASEF honors the top three projects in grades 6, 7, and 8 with prizes. The ten highest rated projects qualify for the opportunity to compete at the Massachusetts Regional Science Fair for a chance to advance to the state-wide competition.

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.William Butler Yeats

Volunteer

Pulling off the many events does take a village. We are so very grateful and fortunate for all of the members of the community whom offer their time, energy, and donations to support ASEF's mission to make our children's schools a place we're proud for them to be.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of our wonderful events, please contact us.