Thank you for this amazing journey (of almost five years!) with the AALEAD family! While I am no longer officially an AALEAD staff member, I will never stop being a part of the AALEAD family. I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to meet, get to know, and serve/support our young people with each of you I have met along the way. AALEAD is so unique in that not only is it a place of work and community, it is truly a place that attracts individuals with passion, commitment, drive, and those who are wild about serving our young people. I am and always will be inspired by AALEAD’s mission, work, impact, young people, mentors/volunteers, and all of you who work tirelessly for our youth and community.
Thank you AALEADers, for allowing me to experience the AALEAD family and for helping me to develop into the person I am today. Thank you for letting me be a part of your lives, your laughter, your tears, your accomplishments, your journeys. You have all been such bright lights in my time here and I can’t wait to see what life has in store for each of you. Please continue to inspire, empower, support, and love each other, your younger and older AALEAD brothers and sisters, your AALEAD staff, Board members, mentors, and volunteers. Most importantly, please continue to believe in yourselves and your abilities.
AALEAD is such a special place and although I am very sad about leaving, I am ready to discover, learn, and challenge myself in the next phase of my career. Thank you for your support, leadership, and guidance throughout my time here, everyone. Thank you for sharing your light, hope, encouragement, and energy with me. I can’t wait to see what AALEAD is going to accomplish next! Go AALEAD!