Students Shoulder to Shoulder's (SStS) mission is to inspire high school students to engage in responsible global citizenship through on-line study, full immersion service programs, and public presentation. Our first year of programming in 2007 partnered thirty participants with three NGOs in three diverse settings. NGO members, students, and course instructors returned inspired by their experiences and confident that the goals of SStS are both noble and efficacious. In the program's second year, our participants represented five schools from two states. During the summer of 2009 SStS added Kenya to our destinations, expanded its course instructor training program, and enhanced the use of technology in all aspects of programming. The result was an increase in student participation from eleven schools throughout the country. Students Shoulder to Shoulder became a tax deductible 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in 2009. In 2012, SStS offered six programs on four continents to students from fourteen different schools.