A Mentor’s Journey

Often times in mentoring spaces, the narrative focuses on the mentee experience and the impact mentoring has on the mentees of the program.  Very little narrative is produced that reflects the journey of learning for the mentors.  Are mentors learning? If so, how has the mentoring relationship changed them? What new insights are mentors gaining about themselves? What skills, if any, do mentors develop from participating in mentoring?
This blog post is an attempt to explore the impact of mentoring on the mentor from the introspective vantage point of a mentor. 

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Youth Keynote Speaker for AALEAD’s Annual Dinner

This blog post will highlight our youth keynote speaker – Alexa and her speech from AALEAD’s 2019 Annual Dinner where you can see her passion to tell her story and the impact that AALEAD has had on her!

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AALEAD MD Kicks Off the 2019-2020 Program Year

October was the official kick-off of AALEAD Maryland After School Programs across all three middle schools and three high school sites. Here’s a peak at what AALEAD youth did in programs last month~

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AALEAD youth at One APAC Retreat: Roots

AALEAD youth from the VA High School Program embarked on a field trip to George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, VA to attend the One APAC Fall Retreat, an event hosted by GMU’s Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC).

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