Juan is from a rural Mopan Maya community, called San José Village, in the south of Belize and currently an undergraduate student at EARTH University in Costa Rica studying Agricultural Science and Natural Resource Management. After secondary school, he spent two years working with the Toledo Cacao Growers Association (TCGA), a non-profit organization devoted to sustainable cacao farming practices. The two year experience as a project coordinator working with rural families instilled in him the passion of helping others. Has volunteered with a number of non-governmental organization related to youth leadership, recognition of right and equality and socioeconomic development of farming families. In giving back through social and innovative project involving youth can fulfil his dreams of impacting the lives of many unprivileged young individuals and channelling through to their families economic transformation, informed citizens and stimulate constructive development within their communities.