Santiago Castro first attracted widespread attention after being selected for the Youth Ambassadors Program in 2020. The Youth Ambassadors program requires that all participants do community-based projects; Santiago’s project involved launching a platform so his school could provide virtual classes, following implementation of a quarantine due to the coronavirus.
Santiago trained 35 teachers in his school to use Zoom, Google Classroom, and Google Docs; prior to his training, many of them were unfamiliar with these online tools. Through virtual tutorials and videoconferences, he also helped 250 high school students transition to virtual classes, walking many through the process step-by-step.
Learn more about his project through his Instagram video: