Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder provides high school students with the opportunity to live and serve “shoulder-to-shoulder” with expert non-profit leaders and their communities, working directly on projects to make a long-lasting impact.


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Our Courses

14 Days

SStS partners with the Rio Beni Health Foundation to install water filters for communities in the Bolivian Amazon.

20 Days

SStS partners with the Cambodian Rural Development Team to improve the food security, incomes and living standards of poor rural communities.

8 Days

SStS partners with Bonton Farms and Agape Clinic on projects that provide communities in South Dallas with access to medical care, locally-grown foods, and employment opportunities.

8 Days

SStS partners with Focus: HOPE and other local non-profits on projects that address urban food insecurity and homelessness.

19 Days

SStS partners with International Peace Initiatives on projects that help sustain a home for economic and AIDS orphans.

18 Days

SStS partners with The Small World (TSW) to help construct schools in rural villages and to increase girls’ access to education.

8 Days

SStS partners with Common Ground Relief to restore wetlands that help create resilient and sustainable Gulf Coast communities.

18 Days

SStS partners with the Give and Surf to support educational programs and enrichment activities for elementary school students.

17 Days

SStS partners with the Llama Pack Project to conserve precious Andean ecosystems and deliver environmental education in local schools.

10 Days

SStS partners with the Knife Chief Buffalo Nation to support projects that preserve Lakota traditions and enhance spiritual and economic self-sufficiency.

18 Days

SStS partners with the Tibetan Village Project (TVP) to help promote sustainable development and preserve the rich cultural heritage of Tibet.

8 Days

SStS partners with Madres y Families Deportadas en Accion and other non-profits that provide services to migrants in need along the U.S. – Mexican border.

Travel Journal

During the travel phase of each SStS course, students spend time reflecting about the learning that occurs through their immersion and service experiences. These posts capture the impact of our programs on individual students. Explore the posts below to learn about SStS programs from the important viewpoint of our students.

Upcoming Events

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    The Vail Mountain School Peter Abuisi Theater is a welcoming setting to gather our entire audience for two keynote addresses.

2019 Global Solutions Forum

The Global Solutions Form promotes cross-sector collaboration in inspiring and supporting ethical leadership. Now co-sponsored by Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder and the University of Denver Daniels College of Business, the annual Forum provides key institutions of social impact – education; business, non-profit, philanthropy – opportunities to learn, share, and coordinate efforts in addressing pressing issues in society. This year’s Forum will take place from October 23-25, 2019.

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