Having arrived in Fuyang in June 2008 after a summer Chinese language intensive in the nearby capital of Anhui province, I cannot imagine having a more welcome reception for myself and several other student volunteers who had come from the US. The AOS staff and Director Zhang Ying were truly gracious hosts and were more than willing to help and offer advice and resources in the development of our activity planning. I had come to document the activities and outreach to the community provided by AOS through photography, to assist with translation of materials into English, and to conduct a general weekly class incorporating English, music, and just plain old fun at the AOS Activity Center. Often riding their bicycles from their home villages, the children who attended the center were full of energy, and had true passions and talents ranging from basketball, to English, to visual arts. Their energy and the spirit of the instructors, many of them volunteers, combined to form an atmosphere that made this space special to both the children and to volunteers like myself. The learning experience was by no means a one-way exchange!