Schools in Haiti have previously shunned any classroom connection with agriculture learning themes. Beyond Borders is rethinking this approach, integrating agriculture into the classroom and teaching students critical-thinking skills that they can use to thrive and build better lives for themselves where they live, without having to migrate to the city. Students learn how to grow vegetables and fruit in their school gardens, which supply school lunch programs, boost school revenue, and provide a hands-on learning experience. Through school gardens, students learn agricultural science and mathematics, including techniques to improve yield and mitigate drought driven by climate change. When children learn these new skills they are able to thrive and build better lives for themselves.