Sharing My Culture: 2018 Spring Intern Introduction

By Kenny Lam, DC Elementary School Program Intern Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff   The AALEAD Internship program is an excellent opportunity for folks to get involved in the community and learn about youth development. Kenny L. was a previous summer volunteer for our DC Middle and High School Summer Program and is now our […]

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Getting in Touch with Our Roots

By Pallavi Rudraraju, VA Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Pallavi Rudraraju   As you may know, AALEAD’s theme for this 2017-2018 school year is “AALEAD Origins: Rooted in Our Past, Creating Our Future.” Our goal is to learn about our past and use it to create the future we want to see in […]

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How Mentors Impact Lives

By Vi Bui, Youth Mentoring & Volunteer Programs Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff The end of National Mentoring Month (aka January) marks 11 months that I have worked at AALEAD as the Youth Mentoring & Volunteer Programs Coordinator and over the course of this year I have learned so much about the importance of […]

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Mentor and Family Appreciation Potluck: An Afternoon of Building Community

By Freidricka Camille, Community College and Internship Programs Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff In honor of National Mentoring Month, AALEAD hosted a Mentor and Appreciation Potluck this past weekend. The Mentoring Team organized the event with the purpose of recognizing the youth mentors and community college mentors, whose commitment and support for the development […]

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