Grateful for AALEAD

By Neel Saxena, Executive Director Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff It’s Thanksgiving week and this marks the 1 year anniversary of my transition to Executive Director at Asian American LEAD. Since first connecting to AALEAD in 2001 to my time with AALEAD now, I feel fortunate to be able to utilize all that I have […]

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Kicking Off Another Program Year in Maryland

By Shanice Lo, MD Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff On Saturday, October 28th,  over 60 youth from across 4 middle schools and 4 high schools in Montgomery County attended the Annual Maryland Kick-off Picnic at Glenmont Local Park in Silver Spring.  Before the picnic portion of the day, we took action […]

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A Young Person on Her Mentor

By Han L., Current AALEAD Youth and Vi Bui, Mentoring & Volunteer Programs Coordinator Photo Courtesy of AALEAD Staff Han came to the U.S. from Vietnam as a middle schooler, has a passion for film, and was recently a Youth Program Coordinator during the VA Summer Program, MIC CHECK. I first met Han at Annandale […]

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Unmasking Identity: Supporting Asian American Youth

by Neel Saxena, Executive Director Photos Courtesy of Neel Saxena & Bitmoji Today is Halloween, one of my favorite “holidays” because it was a time in my life as a youth to be able to define for myself how I wanted the world to see me and emulate a favorite character and see someone I […]

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