Monthly Archives: May 2016

  • A Year in Review – Holmes Middle School @ VA

    By Yonsoo Kang, VA Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff Hello everyone!  It's Yonsoo again. It seems like only a couple months ago when I first arrived at Holmes Middle School in late September as AALEAD's new VA Middle School Program Coordinator.  A few weeks had passed and I was a bit crestfallen because we only had four youth enrolled in AALEAD Programs at Holmes.  What was I supposed to do?  What kind of exciting activities were there for four people?

  • The Secret Lives of AALEAD Youth

    By Keo Xiong, MD Programs Manager Photos Courtesy of Keo Xiong, MD Programs Manager “Sometimes when we think we are keeping a secret, the secret is actually keeping us.” ― Frank Warren

    Friendship. Insecurity. Love. Loss. Fear. Expectations.

    These are just some of the common threads among the secrets shared anonymously by AALEAD youth for a PostSecret project at school. PostSecret is

  • Leadership in Action: For the Youth, By the Youth

    By Dia Bui, DC Middle and High School Program Coordinator Photo Courtesy of AALEAD Staff All month long, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, DC youth will be putting leadership into action through leading their own workshops - from Star Wars to origami to League of Legends to food. Since the beginning of April, AALEAD DC youth have been creating and drafting their workshops in pairs and groups based on their topic of choice. Each with their own unique

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