Upon arriving here in Northern Ireland, E-Hoops was coming to an end from their summer session. I was able to participate a couple times before the session ended. Even though the timing was short I was still able gain a great experience. Coming into the session I wasn’t really sure what exactly to expect. Although I was the mentor here I really learned a lot. I was very surprised how well the kids knew about the history here in Northern Ireland and about Belfast. I was very surprised on the impact I was able to make with the kids. From playing basketball together and watching their growth of the game along with their knowledge was very rewarding to see. From playing soccer with those kids seeing the competitive juices flowing and giving them a chance to teach me some things was very cool. I was shocked to see we had a similar taste in music. We often sang Drake songs at the end of the sessions. I’m going to miss the group and wish them nothing but the best moving forward!