I volunteered at 123 Rap while studying abroad in Paris and it was one of the best decisions I made during my time there. It was so much fun using one of my passions – hip-hop music – to help make the students more comfortable with learning English. And I probably learned more about French youth culture while volunteering than they did about American culture. 123 Rap is a rare kind of association full of passionate, fun, and forward-thinking leaders who genuinely love what they do. I have no doubt they’ll continue to make a difference in hundreds of students’ lives in the coming years.