by Donna J. Banzon, Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) Mentor, and Freidricka M. Camille, Mentoring Success Specialist Photo Courtesy of AALEAD Staff Often times in mentoring spaces, the narrative focuses on the mentee experience and the impact mentoring has on the mentees of the program. Very little narrative is produced that reflects the journey of learning for the mentors. Are mentors learning? If so, how has the mentori
By Freidricka Camille, College and Career Mentoring Program Coordinator, and Mecca C., Woodrow Wilson High School Alumna, Class of 2019
Photos courtesy of Freidricka Camille
With the summer behind us and the new school year upon us, we interview AALEAD alumna Mecca C. to hear her experience in the college prep program.
By: Anu Sharma, MD High School Program Coordinator
Video edits and production courtesy of AALEAD youth, and photos and filming courtesy of AALEAD staff
This spring, AALEAD youth participated in several cooking workshops that brought to life different types of cuisines from Asia, brought here and still serving a meaningful purpose for Asian Americans in term
By: Amanda C., VAMS Youth Council Member Photos courtesy from various sources Summer is just around the corner, in 57 days to be exact! For many students, summer means, hot and sunny days, pools, no school, vacation time, and my personal favorite; food! There are many different types of treats kids like to eat in the summer, a very popular one being Ice Cream. You probably know about the usual and basic flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, and Mint Chocolate Chip. These are actually the mo
By: Ari Pak, Programs Co-Director
Photos courtesy of AALEAD staff
By Anu Sharma, MD High School Program Coordinator
Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff
This past Friday, youth from AALEAD After School programs across the Maryland region joined us in our office to participate in a fun and relaxing movie social. Youth selected a movie (“Mary and the Witch’s Flower”) to watch together with their peers and enjoy the afternoon with op
By Pallavi Rudraraju, VA Middle School Program Coordinator
Photos courtesy by Pallavi Rudraraju
This week, AALEAD youth in Fairfax County learned about Hashtag Activism, a form of Digital Organizing.