The Harlem Globetrotters, a family-friendly exhibitionist basketball team, came to the Malkin Athletic Center on Monday to educate schoolchildren on character. If you happened to have been at the gym between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., you may have seen a handful of members from the team gracing the basketball courts.

Seven members of the well-known team taught their celebrated "C.H.E.E.R. For Character" program to roughly 150 students from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School in Cambridge. As the "Ambassadors of Goodwill," the Globetrotters designed the C.H.E.E.R. program with assistance from the U.S. Department of Education.

The program is both educational and engaging—by teaching the importance of Cooperation, Healthy mind and body, Effort, Enthusiasm, and Responsibility (C.H.E.E.R) while integrating basketball tricks and games—the team creates a fun and exciting learning environment for students in selected schools across the nation.

The team is in town for its "4 Times the Fun" tour at Boston's TD Garden this Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27.