MD Programs December Recap

Written by: Paris Copeland, MD MS Program CoordinatorImages by: AALEAD Staff members On December 10th, 2022 our MD AALEAD youth went ice skating at Rockville Town Square’s Outdoor Ice Rink. This was the start of the end-of-semester celebrations for the youth to uplift all their hard work in and outside the classroom. Later in the […]

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Why does National Mentoring Month exist?

Written By: YJ Jun (AALEAD Volunteer) This January, we are celebrating National Mentoring Month at AALEAD!  Just how important is mentorship for K-12 students? Students with at least one non-parental adult mentor are more likely to graduate high school, engage in community service, become leaders, and apply to college (and apply to higher-ranked colleges). They’re […]

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AALEAD Virginia Middle School After-School Program Recap/Reflection (Fall 2022)

By Catherine Han, Virginia Middle School Program Coordinator Photos by AALEAD Staff Members After a little hiatus due to COVID-19, AALEAD Virginia Fall semester After-School programs for middle school youth were back in action and in person. As of December 2022, we have over 45 middle school youth currently enrolled across our three different school sites. […]

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Fatima’s Welcome

By Dr. Fatima Baig, Programs DirectorImages provided by Dr. Baig Growing up as a second-generation Pakistani Muslim American in suburban Michigan, I was familiar with the many confused looks and questions I received randomly, from how I didn’t have an accent to how well I knew the culture here. There was a clear distinction between […]

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