In the summer of 2015 I took an internship at City Hall, working in the Health Department on the NOLA FOR LIFE Youth Engagement Strategy. Taking this internship was one of the best decisions of my life. It gave me an opportunity to help others throughout the New Orleans community. By working there I was able to help plan the Youth Summit, tackling one of the biggest issues in New Orleans – violence, and more specifically its impact on youth. The idea that a TEENAGER could sit at a table with New Orleans service providers and actually help contribute in making a difference in the city was mind blowing. This internship granted me a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I will not forget and that has contributed greatly to my future.