Atia Butts

Climbing the Great Wall

  Not many people can say this but thanks to the Confucius Institute at Emory University and The Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation I can officially say “I climbed the Great […]

The Experience

Twenty-two pounds of dumplings. Gorgeous mountains jutting out of the ground. Thick steel crumbling at the crown of one’s head. Fourteen hours. Two and a half weeks. Thirty three students. […]

Exploring Henan China was a blast. It’s rich with an ancient and riveting culture. Encompassing the truth spirit of China, Hanban and the Confucius Institute offered Maynard Jackson Youth foundation […]

During my homestay visit in Lou Yang I met 2 wonderful people, HuangYuWen and FangWenPei. Their grandparents, parents, and little brother welcomed me into their home, where I made pound […]

Discipline. Strength. Grace. Three characteristics all Kung Fu boxers must obtain. While I was abroad in Henan, China for a 10-day camp, I learned many life long lessons, and the […]