On Saturday, November 16 2013, four AALEAD High School students woke up bright and early to attend the Korean Women’s International Network DC Leadership Seminar for Korean-American Women:”Leadership Serving the Needs of Our Local and Global Community. Throughout the day students were able to listen to the stories of Korean Women and their stories of giving back to the community. From starting NGO’s to public service and leadership, many of the women at the seminar gave powerful messages about giving back to the community.
Our youth were inspired by the words of all of the women at the event and learned about leadership, career paths, and having self-confidence. In addition to the mentoring students received, AALEAD staff encouraged students to learn more about different cultures and to try and find common experiences. Our young men did an excellent job networking, listening, and learned more about some struggles Asian American women face in the workplace. These young people continue to push themselves to be better leaders and AALEAD is so proud of them for actively participating and representing high school youth!