DC MS&HS Program

Isang Bagsak: A Farewell to AALEAD

Goodbyes and farewells are never easy. They are not meant to be but they are necessary. They are necessary in how we make decisions. They are necessary for life changes. But they don’t mean the end. As a young person, I had a hard time understanding and coping with goodbyes and farewells. I cried far […]

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VA Summer Horizons 2016

Every Ending Has a New Beginning!

By Ha Nguyen, VA Summer Program Intern Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff It is hard to believe that the Summer Horizons program at Virginia has come to an end! I guess the saying is true: Time flies when you are having fun. Over the course of the summer, our middle school and high school youth […]

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MD Summer Thrive

And So Our Journey Comes to an End. . . Sort of!

By Nikki Febrer, MD Summer Programs Intern Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff   It’s hard to believe five weeks have passed since the start of Maryland’s Summer Thrive Program. In their final week, youth dedicated their time to working on their PSA videos and poster app challenges. Although no blood, sweat, or tears were actually […]

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AALEAD Photobooth

What Have You Discovered?

By Katie Watanabe, DC ES Summer Program Intern Photos Courtesy of Chelsea Iorlano, Development & Communications Associate After five weeks of excitement, education, and empowerment, our DC Elementary School Summer Program concluded with a closing ceremony called Discovery Day at Thomson Elementary School last Friday. Our youth displayed the numerous projects that they have been […]

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