Staff and coaches got to spend time playing games and talking to fifth grade students in Fells Point
Members of the Towson University Athletics Department spent a sunny morning volunteering at the Living Classrooms Foundation in Baltimore's
Fells Point neighborhood on July 1.
The Tigers worked with fifth graders, who are part of the summer camp program run by the organization.
The staff and coaches were divided into three groups, and each group got a chance to spend time getting to know the kids while playing a game. One group played badminton, while another took on wiffle ball. The third group set up an obstacle course for the kids to run through.
After each group had a chance to rotate through each station, the Tiger staff chatted with the kids about higher education and how important it is to work hard in school so they can go to college.
The Living Classroom Foundation was established in Baltimore in 1985. Living Classrooms has developed a distinctive competency in experiential learning -- literally learning by direct experience -- or what the foundation calls "learning by doing." These experiences take place at many "living classrooms" on the various campuses, including maritime museums and ships, and in neighborhood and community settings.