Stress Less Week at Poe Middle School

By Pallavi Rudraraju, VA Middle School Program Coordinator Photos courtesy of Ha Nguyen You may not know it, but May, in addition to being APAHM – Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – is also Mental Health Awareness Month. Thanks to the support of Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, for the first two weeks of May, Poe Middle […]

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It Takes a Circus To Raise a Child

By: Vi Bui, Youth Mentoring & Volunteer Programs Coordinator Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff After a week of rainstorms around DC, the Mentoring Programs end of the year barbecue scheduled for this past Saturday had to be canceled. To our luck, we had the chance through charity Tickets For Kids to attend Cirque du Soleil Luzia at […]

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A Journey in Snapshots: AALEAD Youth Take On Philadelphia and Baltimore

By: Ari Pak, MD Programs Manager Photos courtesy of AALEAD staff   QUIZ: What does the “E” in AALEAD stand for? No cheating! (scroll down for answer!)   ANSWER: If you answered “educational empowerment,” you know your AALEAD trivia! Five points to your team!   The last weekend of April was a chance for us […]

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An Internship Reflection: Growing Together with Our Youth

By: Kenny Lam, DC Elementary School Program Intern Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff Over the duration of my internship I learned how to interact with elementary-aged children in the school environment, in addition to working with AALEAD staff to create age-appropriate lesson plans. My experience with AALEAD has taught me that youth development is not […]

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