Caracas, Venezuela

As Venezuela faces one of the country’s most difficult periods in its history, youth continue to defy the odds and work toward a brighter future. Like many in her community, Andrea comes from humble means. Her parents support and encourage Andrea to become anything she wants to be when she grows up, and she has found her calling in fencing. As a member of Boys & Girls Club of Venezuela, Andrea has dedicated her after school time to studies and sports as she pursues her dream of becoming a fencing Olympic medalist. She displays resilience in her efforts to be a great student and exceptional athlete and has inspired her peers to continue working hard for their dreams. As a Promise Awards Finalist, Andrea shows great promise for her future!