Women's Basketball Junior Achievement Video Recap
Women's Basketball Goes in the Classroom for Five Week Junior Achievement Program
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - The University of Hartford women's basketball team renewed their partnership with Junior Achievement this week by kicking off a five-week program with third graders at the Glastonbury-East Hartford Magnet School.
Six members of the women's basketball team received training to teach a specifically designed curriculum consisting of hands-on activities that allow the students to learn by doing. Designed by national experts in learning, activities are engaging, fun and comprehensive. All Junior Achievement lessons correlate to the state curriculum standard. The curriculum focuses on making students financially responsible, prepared for the workforce and entrepreneurially savvy.
"Our first day was really fun and went well," said senior Shanise Bultron. "The kids in the class were very excited to have basketball players teaching them for a little bit."
"Our five-week program will be very beneficial because it will allow them to get to know us personally. It's really important to develop a bond with them and it would be great if they wanted to come to some games and support us this season."