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AALEADers Explore STEM Careers at Verizon

By Yuanlong, AALEAD DC Youth Photos Courtesy of Mario Acosta-Velez, Verizon, & Tina Ngo, AALEAD Staff Last Tuesday, the Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) DC Middle & High School Summer Program had the opportunity to visit one of Verizon’s central DC facilities. We had already kicked off the summer at Verizon’s DC headquarters by learning about […]

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Learning about Personal Responsibility and Leadership, and saying “Goodbye” for the Summer!

By Pallavi Rudraraju, DC Elementary School Intern Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff Our AALEAD Ohana at Walker-Jones just finished our fifth and final week of programming, and we can’t believe the month has passed so quickly! From jam-packed field trips to interactive and multi-facted workshops, we’ve done so much in the past five short weeks. […]

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Message from the ED: Powerful Summer Days

Summer is always the best time at  AALEAD.  Our youth get to be in  programs for full days for a more in-depth experience, and go on field trips once a week to broaden their horizons. This year we have been running 3  powerful programs: AALEAD Ohana for  elementary school youth in DC (“Ohana  means family), Maryland […]

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Exploring Our Options

By Shaima Ahmad VA High School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff and Youth For the past few weeks our MD, DC, and, VA youth have been coming together every Monday and focusing their attention on college readiness and planning for the upcoming annual youth summit. College preparation is a vital part of the […]

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