Yearly Archives: 2019

  • A Glimpse into VA Youth Led Programs

    By: Liana Shivers and Pallavi Rudraraju, VA High School Program Coordinator and VA Middle School Program Coordinator Photos courtesy of AALEAD staff and various sources Hello everyone! Thank you so much for taking time to check in with VA programs again. We’ve been busy all year, and so have our youth. This time around we want to give you a glimpse at the workshops the youth have led.

    How Volunteers Impact AALEAD

    By: Vi Bui, Youth Mentoring and Volunteer Programs Coordinator

    Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    April was National Volunteer Month and offered AALEAD an opportunity to reflect upon and share out how volunteers are an integral part of executi

  • VAMS Youth Council Explores Ice Cream Flavors!

    By: Amanda C., VAMS Youth Council Member Photos courtesy from various sources Summer is just around the corner, in 57 days to be exact! For many students, summer means, hot and sunny days, pools, no school, vacation time, and my personal favorite; food! There are many different types of treats kids like to eat in the summer, a very popular one being Ice Cream. You probably know about the usual and basic flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, and Mint Chocolate Chip. These are actually the mo

  • Mental Health is Always on Our Minds

    By: Ari Pak, Programs Co-Director

    Photos courtesy of AALEAD staff

    Did you know that 1 in 5 youth ages 13-18 has a serious mental illness (National Alliance for Mental Illness)? According to the

    [Intern Spotlight] Welcome Salena & Chris!

    By Salena Chaudhry, Mentoring Program Intern and Chris Chung, Volunteer Program Intern

    Photo courtesy by AALEAD Staff

  • [Youth Reflection] AALEAD through my eyes

    By Ha Nguyen, Development & Communications Associate

    Artwork by AALEAD youth

    Spring finally arrives with days becoming longer, weather getting a bit warmer and of course with many trees blossoming with vibrant flowers. Here at AALEAD, youth are ready to spring into action by starting to take leads on facilitating workshops for their peers during AALEAD progra

  • You are invited to Aspire to LEAD!

    You are invited to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) at our upcoming Aspire to LEAD Breakfast & Fundraiser this May!

    Listen to stories from local APA youth, network with local leaders, and lear

  • Youth Agents of Change – A Look into the DC Youth Council

    By Charles Kuo, DC Programs Manager

    Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    At Asian American LEAD, Youth Council has been an opportunity for youth looking to build their leadership skills and gain skills in event planning, group facilitation and processing, collaborative work, budget management, and outreach and communications. Youth Council

  • 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.

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