The Solidarity Program is an opportunity for high school-aged and college-aged youth to test out a field with a focus in international development, social justice, and community empowerment work. We provide a transformational experience for our students through projects, workshops and activities that benefit the local community. Students who participate in the AASD’s Solidarity Program are not volunteers; they are interns who add valuable perspective and contributions to our projects. Students leave the Solidarity Program having participated in the development of local communities, observed cultural traditions, and practices, and responded to an immersive experience with ideas for collaborative community-led solutions. Above all, the AASD’s Solidarity Program teaches students the advantages of working in solidarity with diverse groups and gives them the abilities to apply this approach in their future.