So much of what we learn about other cultures and the lives of youth around the world is condensed into a few surface level prompts in textbooks. Without listening to and recognizing other perspectives, we miss out on invaluable insight into not only nuanced cultural diversity but also commonalities that thread through our lives.

As the world grows increasingly digitally connected, what’s stopping us from bringing students from different parts of the world together to share their experiences?

Through Project Hearth, nothing.

Starting in Spanish classes at Vista Del Lago High School, we host bimonthly intercambios (exchanges) with leaders from around Latin America and students in California to help bridge connections between cultures and foster a more inclusive community in the classroom and beyond.