Hudson Basketball Clinic
The Hudson Basketball Clinic brings Mens and Womens Basketball players from Bard College to the Hudson After School Program. There, they help with homework, tutoring, and run a weekly basketball clinic for the students there. The clinics is fun and instructional in nature, and is meant to create a stronger relationship with the kids that carries over into the classroom. Many of the same attributes needed to be a successful athlete, such as discipline and hard-work, are also needed to achieve success in almost all walks of life. The hope is that by stressing these qualities both in an athletic and educational setting, the students from Hudson begin to further implement them into their everyday lives. Also, the presence of college students around them is a positive one, as for many of the kids in Hudson college doesn't seem to be a realistic option. To show them the possible opportunities they can reach, the students will be brought to Bard as much as possible, where they will have full access to athletic facilities, in order to expose them to opportunities and environments they otherwise would not have much contact with.