On the ball

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 16:00 in Psychology & Sociology

The Harlem Globetrotters, children from the Martin Luther King School in Cambridge, and Harvard now have something in common — CHEER.  And there was plenty of cheering during the Globetrotter’s appearance at Harvard’s Malkin Athletic Center on March 21. Harvard hosted seven members of the Globetrotters and 150 children from the first through sixth grades of the King School. The students heard about the Globetrotters’ educational outreach program.  Called CHEER, the program underscores the importance of cooperation, healthy mind and body, effort, enthusiasm, and responsibility for youth. For Carolyn Turk, deputy superintendent of Cambridge Public Schools, the event was consistent with Harvard’s strong ties, and commitment, to local schools. “Harvard doesn’t take partnership lightly . . . it’s really a back and forth to think about what we can do together to serve children and families.   This is just one example,” said Turk. From the warm-up act featuring a welcome to Harvard to...

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