AALEADers at Terrapinoy Day!

By Ari Pak, MD High School Program Coordinator Photos By Filipino Cultural Association of the University of Maryland This past Saturday, AALEADers participated in Terrapinoy Day, an annual exploration of identity, culture, and leadership for middle and high school students hosted by the University of Maryland’s Filipino Cultural Association (FCA). AALEAD was represented by four […]

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Did you know…?: APIA Facts

By Keo Xiong, MD Middle School Program Coordinator Photos by Keo Xiong, MD Middle School Program Coordinator As our Maryland Middle School youth head into week three of after-school programs, AALEADers at Parkland are starting their lessons on Asian American history and cultures. This week, AALEADers learned about Asian and Pacific Islander American facts. Youth […]

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International Day of the Girl

By Melor Suhaimi, MD Programs Manager Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff “On this International Day of the Girl Child, I call on all governments to take action to end all forms of  violence against girls in all parts of the world.  Together, we must create a world where violence against women and girls is never […]

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Friends, Food, and Fun at Annual Kick-off Picnic

By Keo Xiong, MD Middle School Program Coordinator Photos by AALEAD Staff Despite the dreary weather and gray skies last Friday, over 100 youth and families from AALEAD’s Maryland, D.C., and Virginia middle and high school programs attended the annual kick-off picnic at Wheaton Forest Park in Silver Spring, MD. Hugs and handshakes could be […]

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