Giving youth the tools to develop pride in themselves and where they are from. We give youth the space to feel accepted, comfortable and confident in their cultural backgrounds and experiences, and learn to find their place as active and engaged community members. AALEAD has seen youth struggle with trying to fit the mold of the Asian stereotype. Our staff strive to create a very accepting and family-focused environment at our programs. Our goal is to make sure youth feel accepted, appreciated, and proud of their unique cultural backgrounds. Students will gain a better appreciation for their personal identities and cultural histories and develop a healthy self-concept and lead productive lives.