It’s not every day you hear the words “Welcome to Shanghai,” especially not a 19-year-old girl from inner-city Milwaukee.
This past May, I had the opportunity to travel to Shanghai and Hong Kong with Usher’s New Look Foundation, a leadership program that I’ve been involved with since my junior year in high school. A program that has given me and many other youth once in a lifetime opportunities that train us to be better leaders of the future. I must admit, when they first told me the flight to Shanghai was 14 hours, I was terrified. However, I knew the experience I was about to have would be well-worth getting over my fear of flying. In a span of ten days, I took away a whole new meaning of culture, service, gratitude and leadership.
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