PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Pace University administrators and basketball players met with fifth graders from Roosevelt School in Ossining last week during "A Taste of College," a program that aims to encourage young students to go to college.
"The purpose of the visit has been to motivate students at a fairly young age, to realize that going to college is a real possibility and something that each one of them can achieve," Justin Jones, a communications coordinator at Pace, said in a press release.
Students were welcomed by Frank DeLuca, Pace School of Education's director of school partnerships in Westchester, who gave a brief presentation on what the college selection process is about, how to make yourself an appealing student, and how to narrow your choices of colleges.
Students also met with players and coaches from Pace's men's and women's basketball teams, who talked about what life is like as a student athlete and answered questions about college.
To wrap up the week-long program, James Eyring of Pace University's Environmental Center put on a wildlife demonstration.
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