21st century students must experience globally-oriented learning, as theirs’ is a global society. Our youth are our promise for tomorrow, but their socio-economic status limits their prospects to engage globally. Yet, their participation is essential. The Governors’ Global Competitiveness Council declared, “WA State must improve and strengthen its educational system to be competitive on a global basis. Education is a fundamental investment that can yield significant returns for citizenry, economy, and global standing.” Global perspective is achieved when students personally collaborate with global partners in a meaningful project. Student learning is enhanced through relationship building and authenticity. Students are aware of the importance of global competencies and are curious about the greater world around them. They are excited to prepare for global STEM careers and need opportunities to engage with specialists who practice and have a vision for these possibilities. Our project engages students’ in meaningful curriculum about important world issues, mentored by professionals tackling these issues with initiative, and students are inspired to make their world a better place.