Brenda, from El Salvador, has managed to make the most of her opportunities to fulfill her desire of becoming a change-maker. Since her CAYA days, Brenda has gone on to make great strides on her path to becoming a global leader and currently works for a prominent nonprofit in her country.
Between December 11-13, the U.S. embassy in Guatemala funded a workshop hosted by the Centro de Formacion La Asuncion on community development and leadership that was attended by forty-four CAYA program alumni.
Carlos, a CAYA participant from 2011, is currently close to acquiring his undergraduate degree from John Brown University with a Walton Foundation scholarship. He has been setting a great track record of having impact all the way from El Salvador to here in the U.S.
Wanda was a recent CAYA participant who used her acquired skills to implement a community development project that sought to educate and bring change in the lives of youths across various communities. The Japanese embassy awarded her a scholarship for her work to visit Japan and learn about the One Village, One Product initiative.
24 Central American Youth Ambassadors (CAYA) came to the United States to learn more about leadership, social entrepreneurship and civic engagement. The group composed of 20 students and four teachers came from Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.