We believe that all communities can benefit from global connections and cross-cultural partnerships. We see a need for sustainable development projects in Latin America. We want to counter the notion that relationships with those in the developing world are one-directional in terms of benefit. There are many underprivileged youth in Metro Detroit who do not have access to cross-cultural experiences or international travel. There is also a lack of opportunity for youth in the developing world to build relationships with their peers abroad through educational or athletic programs. We believe that we can provide innovative experiences that will help create a more knowledgeable and open-minded world.