Men's Basketball Visits Achievement First Bridgeport Academy

Photos From Quinnipiac Men's Basketball's Trip to Achievement First Bridgeport Academy- Sept. 16, 2011

The Quinnipiac men's basketball team visit the Achievement First Bridgeport Academy in Bridgeport, Conn. Head Coach Tom Moore and the Bobcats addressed the students in a morning assembly before visiting several classrooms. 

"We really enjoyed speaking with the children at Achievement First Bridgeport Academy today," said Moore. "Morgan Barth, Judy Andrews, and the entire faculty there do an incredible job with their young students. It was a great opportunity for our players to understand the positive impact they can have on young people in their role as college athletes." 

The Bobcats moved from classroom to classroom and participated in a Q&A session with the 5th and 6th graders as part of the school's mentorship program. Achievement First is a non-profit charter management organization (CMO) that operates a growing network of high-performing, college-preparatory, K to 12 public charter schools in Connecticut and New York. The mission of Achievement First is to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all of America's children. 

The event was part of Quinnipiac Athletics' Positive Play initiative, which was designed to encourage community service by Quinnipiac's student-athletes, coaches and staff.