BOSTON (Aug. 5, 2010) - The Northeastern women's basketball team welcomed a group of local students to campus on Thursday, as part of an educational initiative sponsored by the Boston YMCA. The students, enrolled in grades eight through ten, are participating in a summer program in which they are exposed to different colleges, careers and activities in the Boston area. Members of the women's basketball program spoke to the students about what it takes to participate in collegiate athletics at the Division I level. The students also learned about other opportunities to be involved in sports, such as playing on a recreational or club team and serving as a manager of a team. Students were also informed about employment opportunities regarding athletics and how many Northeastern students hold work-study positions involving sports.