By: Freidricka Camille, College and Career Mentoring Program Coordinator Photo courtesy of AALEAD Staff This is an exciting time to consider applying to be a College and Career Mentor with Asian American LEAD (AALEAD). Not only is Asian American LEAD bolstering its college access support for high school students, we
By: Yuanlong "Yung Dragon" D., AALEAD Youth; Yingzhi D., AALEAD Youth; Ellen G., AALEAD Youth; and Charles Kuo, AALEAD DC Programs Manager Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Youth, Staff, and Parents This past year, the AALEAD DC Middle and High School program graduated 13 seniors from our program. We are proud of the
By Diane Bui, former AALEAD MD High School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Diane Bui and other AALEAD Staff In summer 2015, I had just returned from my post-grad gap year in Australia unsure of what next steps I wanted to take in my life. I knew I needed to get a job, but I had no idea what job I wanted. I found the position of MD Middle School Program Coordinator at AALEAD and thought it would be a good fit. My first day at AALEAD was September 8, 2015. And I had no i
By Ha Nguyen, Development and Communications Associate Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff Every seven minutes, there is an occurrence of bullying. Every day, youth of all ages experience bullying in schools across the country. Bullying may inflict dis
By Ha Nguyen, Development and Communications Associate Photos courtesy of Ban Tran and Ha Nguyen This past Saturday, AALEADers gathered together at the 2nd annual AALEAD Day in Silver Spring Civic Building to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our youth in 5th, 8th, and 12th Grade as they get ready to transition to their next journey.
By Neel Saxena, AALEAD Executive Director Photos Courtesy of Various Sources Every May, the Asian Pacific American (APA) community gears up for
By Ha Nguyen, Development and Communications Associate
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On April 6, 2018, we hosted our annual breakfast fundraiser Aspire to LEAD at the Top of the Town conference facility. This annual event is an opportunity for the AALEAD Board Members and Staff to gather with our community members and share with them the stories of our AALEAD youth.
By Shanice Lo, Maryland Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Mecca McPherson On March 30th, during the Maryland School Spring Break. AALEAD High School and Middle School Youth are invited to attend the MD Bowling Party. This event is a reward for youth who have had excellent attendance of 80% or better at AALEAD programs. We appreciate youth continually coming to programs and sharing their stories and experience with us.
By Freidricka Camille, Community College and Internship Programs Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff In honor of National Mentoring Month, AALEAD hosted a Mentor and Appreciation Potluck this past weekend. The Mentoring Team organized the event with the purpose of recognizing the youth mentors and community col
By Neel Saxena, Executive Director Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff The title of this blog pays homage to the film, “13 Going on 30” which is the story about a girl who makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman. The story of AALEAD began 19 y