Asian American LEAD Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives
AALEAD believes that it is our moral duty to speak truth to the racial injustices laid bare in our society today and to state unequivocally that Black lives matter. We grieve the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Dominique Clayton, Rayshard Brooks,and too many other Black lives at the hands of […]
New Ways of Making Change
By Vi Bui, Mentoring & DC Programs Manager Dear AALEAD Community, It has truly been an amazing and transformative three years together. When I started working at AALEAD in 2017, to be honest, I was quite lost. However, I have really come to believe that youth work is healing work. That is because the young […]
AALEAD Message to Youth & Families on Coronavirus Dear AALEAD community member, We at AALEAD have been closely monitoring the development of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). We understand that you may be experiencing feelings of uncertainty, worry, fear, and anxiety. It is our priority to continue supporting the AALEAD community throughout this period with avenues […]
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.