Daniel Gaona

@ YMCA Colombia

Daniel’s journey with YMCA began in Bogotá, Colombia at nine years old when he was enrolled in a YMCA Summer Camp and immediately fell in love with volunteering. Soon after, he learned about leadership at his local YMCA by working with communities and young people. In 2018, Daniel travelled to Peru on a cultural exchange and brought his experience supporting children and combating labour exploitation back with him to Bogotá.

Hear about how he has since been volunteering his time empowering youth by training volunteers and creating social projects that help provide an opportunity for children living in underprivileged neighborhoods.