The Mercy College women’s basketball team took some time off the courts on Friday, Jan. 10 to read to preschoolers at the Head Start of Rockland in Nyack, according to Mercy Athletics.
The Mavericks split up to read stories to nearly 140 students between seven classrooms to begin what will be an ongoing relationship between the team and school. Head Start of Rockland is a leading provider of comprehensive and nationally accredited preschool and early childhood education and preschool special education services for low-income children and their families in Rockland County.
Head Start of Rockland's mission is to provide high quality early childhood education, health, nutrition and family services to those children and their families in Rockland County, while being responsive and sensitive to a variety of cultures, traditions and practices.
While the Mavericks are certainly exceling off the court, they are still looking for success on it. The team entered the week at 2-10, with its next game against LIU Post on Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Mercy College is located at 555 Broadway in Dobbs Ferry.