Monthly Archives: January 2015

  • That’s A Wrap for National Mentoring Month!

    By Tina Ngo, AALEAD Staff Photos Courtesy of Angela B., CSF-DC Every January, Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) celebrates National Mentoring Month in honor of our committed mentors and the positive impact that they have on our youth. Last week, we held our second annual Mentor Appreciation Month Celebration at the Verizon Center Dewar's 12 Coaches Club with five partner organizations: Capital Partners for Education (CPE), the DC College Success Foundation (CSF-DC), For Love of Children (FLOC-DC), t

  • Mentoring Matters: Su’s Story

    By Su L., Current AALEAD Mentor Photos Courtesy of Tina Ngo, AALEAD Staff Thank you all for celebrating National Mentoring Month with us! A huge shout out to Su and all of our former and current mentors and volunteers who have invested their time and energy into our youth. The impact that you have made on our students is immeasurable, and we can't wait to celebrate again with you next year! Thank you so much for all that you do. We hope you enjoyed this series, and Happy National Mentoring

  • Youth Spotlight: My Experience at the Budget Forum

    By Nazea, Current AALEAD Youth Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff *Nazea has been a part of our MD Middle School Program and is now a part of our MD High School Program. We are so proud of her development as a leader not only in AALEAD but in her community! I recently had the chance to represent AALEAD at the Montgomery County FY16 Operating Budget Public Forum. This meeting is for the public to [share where they think funding] from the Montgomery County’s operating budget for 2016 sho

  • Mentoring Matters: Elizabeth’s Story

    By Elizabeth S., Current AALEAD Mentor Photos Courtesy of Elizabeth S., Current AALEAD Mentor & Tina Ngo, AALEAD Staff As we near the end of National Mentoring Month, check out Elizabeth's great story and inspiring words below. Thank you to Elizabeth and all of our wonderful mentors - we are so grateful for you and honored to have you in our Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) family and community! Happy National Mentoring Month! -Tina Ngo, Mentoring & Volunteer Program Coordinator <

  • Message from the ED: It’s National Mentoring Month!

    January is National Mentoring Month and I want to thank all of AALEAD’s past and present mentors for your commitment to our young people.  To everyone who is a mentor – with AALEAD or otherwise, thank you for giving of your personal time and energy to make a real difference in a young person’s life.  Not everyone is lucky enough to be born with a strong support system.  Mentors make the difference for young people who need extra support and deserve to have opportunities to succeed.

  • Mentoring Matters: Tippa’s Story

    By Tippa C., Current AALEAD Mentor Photos Courtesy of Tippa C., Current AALEAD Mentor Every January, the Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) Mentoring Program celebrates National Mentoring Month. National Mentoring Month is not only a time for us to honor all of our mentors and how incredible they are, but also a time for them to reflect on their experiences and how much they and their mentees have grown over the past year. Though it is only National Mentoring Month once a year, we are thankful fo

  • AALEADers attend “Fresh Off the Boat” Sneak Preview

    By Shobana Modur, DC Middle and High School Program Coordinator Photos courtesy of AALEAD staff Last Wednesday evening, a couple of DC AALEAD students and staff were invited to attend a special screening of the upcoming television series, "Fresh off the Boat" at the Newseum.  It is the first Asian-American sitcom in 20 years! Based off Eddie Huang's memoir of the same title, "Fresh off the Boat" tells the story of a Taiwanese family moving from their home in Washington, D.C. to Orlando, FL an

  • MD AALEADers Volunteer at Capital Area Food Bank

    By Ari Pak, MD High School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Keo Xiong, MD Middle School Program Coordinator

    Martin Luther King Jr. posited that “Life’s most persistent and

  • Bancroft Bulletin: Starting the New Year

    By Madeline Sumida, DC Elementary School Program Site Coordinator & Teacher Photos Courtesy of Madeline Sumida The Bancroft AALEAD classes got off to a great start with the New Year, demonstrating leadership and compassion with their community service. The kindergarten through fifth grade students donated 24 pounds of food to the Capital Area Food Bank and made beautiful origami ornaments for So Others Might Eat to hang on the organization’s holiday tree. This new year of 2015 brings ex

  • MD Middle School Youth Council: Plans for the New Year

    By Melor Suhaimi, MD Programs Manager Photos Courtesy of Melor Suhaimi, MD Programs Manager

    It's the first month of the new year and our MD Middle School Youth Council has alr

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