Every Wednesday night from 6-8pm a group of kids ranging from 16-24 comes to Ulster University for fun, free pizza and an education lesson. We pack into Sports Hall one playing all kinds of games ranging from dodgeball, basketball, soccer or any team building activities you could possibly think of. Last night, after my team unfortunately lost an event (rarely ever happens) we had to run around the gym four times singing the lyrics of twinkle twinkle little stars. This action was caught on film, as well as our past 6 weeks of eHoops activities. You can watch and keep up with all the action here at https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=ehoops%20aug%202017
After the fun and games are over, we head up to the classroom where the eHoopers complete a workbook about how their online presence can help or in some cases hurt their chances of securing job opportunities. They all know have professional emails, LinkedIn accounts and have started cleaning up their other individual social media accounts. After the classroom session its time for arguably the most enjoyable thing ever. Free Pizza! Four Star Pizza provides the eHoops program with multiple pizzas in multiple flavors for everybody to enjoy. Once we have full stomachs, its time to leave. Every session ends in a #123eHoops and the kids are off to the bus carrying the lessons they’ve learned from this session and eager for 6pm on wednesday of next week to roll around.