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 YLan Nguyen, MD High School Program Coordinator
Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff
Last week, AALEAD Maryland Programs celebrated the end of the year at our Annual Winter Holiday Party. Youth from across MD middle schools and high schools gathered for an evening of community, joy, and celebration. The theme for this year’s Holiday Party derived from the overall program theme - “Ignite: Discover Your Passions.”
By: Alani Fujii, MD Summer Program Intern
Photos courtesy of Various Sources
Nice to Meet Again, AALEAD!
Hi everyone, my name is Alani Fujii, and I am the Maryland Summer Programs Intern at AALEAD! I am entering my senior year at Barnard College pursuing an Urban Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies degree. I am also a former AALEAD youth! From 2011-2015, I was in the Maryland afterschool and
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 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: Ari Pak, MD Programs Manager
Photos courtesy of AALEAD staff
QUIZ: What does the “E” in AALEAD stand for? No cheating!
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Celebrate Our Stories, Our History
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
Photos and Videos Courtesy of AALEAD staff
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 Diane Bui, MD High School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff One of the most exciting leadership opportunities AALEAD youth have is the chance to serve on our yearly youth council. Youth meet on a monthly basis to discuss what they hope to accomplish in programs, and help support planning events for their fellow AALEAD peers.