This Man Wants You to Travel the World


Has a song had a profound effect on your life? Social entrepreneur Kenji Summers can say it has.

Back in 2008, Summers heard the song “Paris Tokyo Remix” by Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell Williams, Q-Tip and Sarah Green. One of the lyrics is, “Fly to Paris, and end up in Tokyo … Let’s start a coalition so even the broke can go.” That was enough motivation for Brooklyn-born Summers to get his first passport. He then found a $350 roundtrip ticket to Barcelona and celebrated his birthday there with 10 friends

“After that trip, I realized, ‘I need to do this more. This is transformational,’” says Summers. “I realized why Pharrell said those lyrics. And it wasn’t just for me, it was for everyone, so I wanted to essentially take the world and give it back to the youth through my organization Passport Life.” Read more…

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