Stockton, Calif. – The Pacific athletic department and its student-athletes continued the tradition of community service this past week, volunteering with Creating Opportunities Via Education (COVE) at an after-school program at a local middle school.
COVE, which is affiliated with university president Pamela A. Eibeck’s Beyond Our Gates initiative, is a year-round program that includes both summer institutes and a partnership with an after-school program at local schools. The after-school program involves exposing middle school students to the many opportunities available after graduation from high school. In particular, students learn how to navigate high school and transition to college.
“The students enjoyed meeting with student-athletes from Pacific,” Dr. Ronal Hallett, an assistant professor in Pacific’s School of Educational Administration and Leadership, said. “This gave the students the opportunity to learn about life as a college student as well as what they need to do in high school in order to become a college athlete. The students left the session excited about the possibility of playing sport.”
Five student-athletes from the Tigers’ men’s basketball team, as well as student-athletes from women’s basketball and cross country and track, participated in the community service outing.
“I am really proud of our student-athletes take time out of their busy schedule to mentor young, impressionable students in our Stockton community,” Danielle Neault, Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Services, said.