(Calexico native recognized)…. And he receives a grant.
And he spends a full day in the Nations Capital. The Entertainment Software Association and Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Leaders on the Fast Track recently announced that Calexico Native Jesus Rios as a recipient of the ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship, along with 19 other minority youth from across the country The 20, aged 15 to 25, were awarded grants for creating video games that seek solutions to problems in their communities. Rios, a student at UC San Diego, developed a game called “JFG Haiku Hunt: Education about the Japanese Friendship Gardens in San Diego. Rios, as a Fellow, was invited to several activities in Washington D.C. There was a special Ceremony in the Senate Visitors Center, a White House Briefing, and at night the ESA/HHF LOFT Reception in the Nations Capital.