AALEAD VA 2021 Showcase: Empower – RECAP

By: Kathy Jiang, VA HS Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff VA Programs came to a celebratory end on June 11th with our 2021 Showcase: Empower. Together, youth, staff, partners, and other event guests reflected on a school year filled with finding new ways to connect virtually and build community. Led along by our […]

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That’s A Wrap! A Review of the 2021 DC End-of-Year Showcase

By: Bang Co, DC Programs Manager After countless hours on Zoom, a multitude of meetings, and many impactful sessions, our DC Afterschool Program finally came to a conclusion on the evening of Wednesday, June 9th, 2021. Youth members and supporters came together to celebrate our middle school and high school youth and to uplift their […]

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The Effects of the Model Minority Myth

By: Kaeli Patchen, DC Middle School Program Coordinator As the month of May comes to a close, so does Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This month was a great time for DC’s Middle School youth to reflect, celebrate, and even lead programs connected to the AAPI community. On Thursday, May 20th, DC had the opportunity […]

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Bringing Back Summer Programs

By Hannah Casey, VA Middle School Program Coordinator Photo courtesy of Ari Pak Something is emerging from an underground slumber this summer, and I’m not talking about Brood X. After a several-summer hiatus, AALEAD Virginia is excited to be bringing summer programs back this July!  Following the words of Hannah Montana, AALEAD VA’s summer programs […]

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