NEWS | 10/05/2019The honorary counsel of Spain, Luis Fernando Esteban, received the prestigious distinction for putting together an initiative Hispanic students with limited resources.
Sharon O'Hare, vice president of enrolment management at CWU stated: “We are so lucky to have had the counsel Esteban alongside us since the start of Game On! He believes in taking advantage of the alliances that help the youth in Washington and actively takes part so that these efforts become a reality”.
The counsel Esteban was key in linking up with the Real Madrid Foundation, who allowed for coaches to visit CWU every year. He also fosters the creation of opportunities for members of GameOn! taking part in socio-sporting activities, such as the sporting campus, clinics and training for coaches with the methodology For a REAL education: values and sports.
Consul Esteban explained: "It is an honor to have received such recognition from CWU and I will use it to ensure the full commitment of our principal partner in Spain, Real Madrid, so that together we can help students who need it most and expand Game On! over the coming years. Seeing so many young Hispanic students taking part in this program and making the leap to college means all our time and effort has been well spent”.
This unique program of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at CWU is designed to provide students with a college experience of creating channels (pipeline). We combine the education values of the Real Madrid Foundation and programming, thanks to a curriculum set up by Microsoft, and with the university preparation skills of the CWU. The participants are majority Hispanic and go to middle and high school where almost 100% of the students are eligible for free or subsidized lunches.