Lessons Taught, Lessons Learned: What Young People Taught One Youth Worker

By Keo Xiong, Former AALEAD Staff Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff In August 2013, I packed into my new Scion XB a few bags of clothes, some books, photo scrapbooks, and a few snacks, and hit the road on a three day road trip from St. Paul, MN to Washington, D.C. to begin my new […]

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Follow The Need!

By: Neel Saxena, Executive Director Photos Courtesy of Multiple Sources Hi Everyone. I’ve been thinking about getting more active on the AALEAD blog to share information and my perspective on the Asian Pacific American (APA) community and youth. Of course the name of my blog entries was the next thing on my mind and I […]

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Summer in a Flash: A Day in the Life of an AALEAD Summer Intern

By: Tyler Lin, DC Elementary School Program Summer Intern Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff At the DC Elementary School site, Barnard Elementary, the average day is hectic as it comes. Well, you probably wouldn’t think that if you came in at the same time as me. Each morning around 11:00AM, I walk in to the […]

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Mic Check MD: Youth Exhibitions

By: YLan Nguyen, MD Middle School Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff AALEAD Maryland ended its five-week summer program with exhibition walks and presentations. Youth were split into five “houses” or teams for the entire program. In these groups, youth participated in meaningful team-building activities and worked on their final art exhibition project. Each house […]

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