Meet a young leader who sees differences as strengths, not weaknesses.
"Being born and raised in poverty with a future bound to end in the Gulf states as a laborer, I ended the cycle of all my family finding jobs abroad by going to school."
Jessica and Francisco each started successful social ventures but have transitioned to roles at different levels of government in Peru and Spain, respectively.
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Through Fundación Prótesis 3D, Daniela provides free prosthetics to children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. Youth in detention contribute to the process of printing the 3D prostheses. To date, the initiative has impacted 36 families, with 12 youth trained in job readiness skills.
Alberto is the founder of Adopta Un Abuelo, an organization which connects Spanish youth to elders in their communities, in an effort to combat social isolation. Since 2014, Adopta Un Abuelo has matched 600+ volunteers with 365 elders.