Yearly Archives: 2019

  • MD region IGNITES with a Fire & Ice Movie Social!

    By Anu Sharma, MD High School Program Coordinator

    Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    This past Friday, youth from AALEAD After School programs across the Maryland region joined us in our office to participate in a fun and relaxing movie social. Youth selected a movie (“Mary and the Witch’s Flower”) to watch together with their peers and enjoy the afternoon with op

  • #HashtagActivism in the VA Programs

    By Pallavi Rudraraju, VA Middle School Program Coordinator

    Photos courtesy by Pallavi Rudraraju

    This week, AALEAD youth in Fairfax County learned about Hashtag Activism, a form of Digital Organizing.

    A Conversation with AALEAD Staff Mecca!

    By Neel Saxena, Executive Director interviewing Mecca McPherson, MD Middle School Program Coordinator

    Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    As February wrapped up last Friday

  • A Day of Service and Mentoring

    By Vi Bui, Youth Mentoring & Volunteer Programs Coordinator and Salena Chaudhry, Mentoring Intern

    Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff.

    On Saturday February 16, 2019, youth from across AALEAD's programs in the DC area convened at Martha's Table at the Commons to partake in community service projects, share how mentoring has impacted their lives, and h

  • The diversity of a Lunar New Year celebration

    By Ha Nguyen, Development & Communications Associate

    Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    Every year as January starts to wrap up and February approaches, the atmosphere is filled with excitement, hope, and anticipation for the upcoming Lunar New Year. This year, February 5 marked the first day of the Year of the Pig, the twelfth and last animal of all zodiac animals.

  • Love Your Heart

    By Neel Saxena, Executive Director

    Photos from various sources

    By Liana Shivers, VA High School Program Coordinator

    Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!

    Today, we wanted to shine a spotlight on the Annandale High School

  • Intern Spotlight: A final reflection!

    By Aaron L. and Zesen L., former DC Programs Intern

    Photos courtesy of AALEAD staff

    By Vi Bui, Youth Mentoring & Volunteer Programs Coordinator

    Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    As National Mentoring Month 2019 comes to a close, mentoring professionals from all across the country convene for the annual National Mentoring Summit in AALEAD's backyard, Washington, DC January 31 to February 1 at the Marriot Rennaisance Hotel on the outskirts of the

  • Ready to CCMP

    By Neel Saxena, Executive Director

    Photos Courtesy of Freidricka Camille, College and Career Mentoring Program Coordinator

    AALEAD’s approach to out-of-school time p

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