The Islands in the Classroom is designed to inspire and empower K-12 students to become ambassadors, advocates, and change-agents for island communities. The program will provide K-12 students with the knowledge and skills required to understand and take action on the most important issues facing island communities. Specifically, the program will: 1) Educate K-12 students on the history, geography, and culture of Pacific Islands and Pacific Islanders; 2) Expose K-12 students to the most pressing social issues facing Pacific Islanders around the world; 3) Empower K-12 students to be thought leaders in global discussions on the most pressing social issues facing island communities.