Global Partners Junior (GPJ) is an award-winning online exchange program that connects nearly 3,000 youth around the world annually. Using an online platform and original curriculum, more than 1,000 underserved NYC students ages 9-13 communicate with peers in cities around the world. Students form powerful connections with their counterparts from diverse cultural backgrounds and learn to think beyond themselves as they partner with global classrooms to brainstorm strategies for making lasting changes in their communities. Past curriculum themes include environmental sustainability, creative writing, theather arts, and international business.