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Game On!

 


GAME ON! combines the excitement of World Cup soccer and the secret language of computer coding to create a unique opportunity for middle- and high school students.

The Real Madrid Foundation, Microsoft Corporation, Central Washington University, and the Yakima School District are partners in this unique after-school venture that teaches leadership, social and digital literacy, and college-ready skills. 

School district employees and volunteers learn youth coaching techniques from Spanish Real Madrid Foundation coaches, who visit central Washington each fall. Microsoft shares a unique way of teaching coding that reaches students of any age and any skill level.

CWU staff and students mentor coaches and students, and coordinate Game On! meetings twice a week. Students learn coding for  an hour and sharpen their soccer skills for 90 minutes. CWU sponsors visits to the university campus to welcome students into a friendly educational future.

There’s no cost to students to participate. They just have to sign up and be part of the team!

For more information, please contact Manuel Rodriguez, 509-899-0606.


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GAME ON! is a partnership between the Real Madrid Foundation, Microsoft Corp., and Central Washington University that combines computer science education with soccer training to promote youth leadership and computer coding skills.

This unique after-school program is the first of its kind on the West Coast.

GAME ON! brings students the excitement of World Cup soccer and helps them to unlock the secret language of computer coding. Students learn leadership, social and digital literacy, and college-ready skills.

School district employees and volunteers learn youth coaching techniques from Spanish Real Madrid foundation coaches, who visit Central Washington each fall. Microsoft shares a unique way of teaching coding that reaches students of any age and any skill level.

Students receive an iconic, white Real Madrid Foundation uniform and a backpack with a water bottle, lanyard, and other items from program sponsors.

CWU coordinates Game On! meetings twice a week. Students learn coding for an hour and sharpen their soccer skills for 90 minutes. CWU sponsors visits to the university campus to welcome students into a friendly educational future.

Best of all, there's no cost to students to participate. They just have to sign up and be part of the team!

By the Numbers:

1
Ranking of CWU among Washington universities for value delivered to students, according to The Economist magazine

2
Ranking of Microsoft as the world’s most valuable commercial brand name, worth $69.3 billion

17%
Percent increase of software developer jobs projected during the next decade

150

Yakima middle and high school students served by Game On! in spring 2017

500 million
Number of Real Madrid fans globally.

$3.26 billion
Estimated value of the Real Madrid soccer club—most in the world for a sports franchise

 

 

The program partners include:


The Real Madrid Foundation
- The global sports schools of the Real Madrid Foundation teach core values through sport—the same values that have made C.F. Real Madrid one of the greatest clubs in the world. The Foundation provides curriculum and training and the students learn the core values of teamwork, self-control, respect, collaboration, and more.


 

Microsoft YouthSpark - As technology has become an integral part of people’s daily lives, Microsoft is committed to ensuring that that all youth have the opportunity to learn computer science, a foundational subject that prepares students with the computational-thinking and problem-solving skills necessary for success in an increasingly digital world. Through its YouthSpark initiative, Microsoft provides content and resources, both original and by partners such as Code.org, enabling students to have their first programming experience.


Central Washington University - Student success is the focus and measure of everything we do. CWU seeks to empower youth by providing academic services and mentoring that allows students to believe they can succeed in college. CWU’s Center for Leadership and Community Engagement coordinates the Youth Innovation and Leadership Program, ensuring coaching is based on the Real Madrid Foundation’s leadership development methods and ensuring the skilled delivery of YouthSpark curriculum.


The Yakima School District- Middle and high schools in central Washington share the goals of leadership development and academic enrichment. The Yakima School District has partnered with, CWU, Real Madrid Foundation, and Microsoft for this project, which engages students twice per week, with coding instruction occurring as part of the school day, and soccer/core value training after school. There is no cost to students to participate in the program.

 


 

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