Men's water polo senior Adam Streeter has been named the GW Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for February.
"This academic year, Adam has taken a strong initiative to engage local D.C. students," said Life Skills Coordinator Ted Costigan. "As a community service leader on the men's water polo team, Adam sets the example of a motivated Colonial dedicated to volunteering his time to bettering the lives of others."
Streeter volunteers with the AnBryce Foundation's Saturday Institute, a community partner of DC Reads. Streeter co-teaches 15 fifth- and sixth-grade students from the D.C. area reading comprehension, writing and math.
"I got involved with the program in 2012 based on the recommendation of a friend who knew that I like working with kids," Streeter said. "The instructors and students make it a great place to work and we have a lot of fun."
Streeter also volunteers with the exchange program that sent him to Ghana as a high school exchange student in 2009, and over the summer he volunteered with the International Rescue Committee as an ESL tutor, giving English lessons to an Ethiopian asylee every week.
"I learned a lot from that," Streeter said. "Teach adults a second language is hard but it was rewarding to help a hardworking student."