Tags: Maryland

  • Winter Nostalgia: Making Meaning from Winter Reflections

    By Ari Pak, MD Programs Manager Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff This winter season, AALEAD youth in Maryland chose "Winter Nostalgia" as the theme for our 2017 AALEAD Winter Holiday Party. Following the lead of our AALEAD youth, Maryland AALEAD staff wanted to provide a chance for us all to slow down, take pause, and reflect on our journeys. Winter can be a time of celebration, hards

  • Kicking Off Another Program Year in Maryland

    By Shanice Lo, MD Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff On Saturday, October 28th,  over 60 youth from across 4 middle schools and 4 high schools in Montgomery County attended the Annual Maryland Kick-off Picnic at Glenmont Local Park in Silver Spring.  Before the picnic portion of the day,

  • MD Holiday Party 2016

    By YLan Nguyen, MD Middle School Programs Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Chelsea Iorlano, Development and Communications Associate To close off the first semester of AALEAD programs in Montgomery County, we had our annual AALEAD Maryland Holiday Party. This year’s theme, courtesy of the Maryland Middle School Youth Council members, was “Winter Masquerade Around the World.” We w

  • AALEAD MD: Reflecting on the Past, Looking Ahead to the Future

    By Diane Bui, MD Program Coordinator, and Keo Xiong, MD Programs Manager Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff As AALEAD Maryland staff prepare for another year of after-school programs, we have many positive memories to reflect on and are excited to create new ones moving forward.

    AALEAD Summer Internship Reflections

    By Hiba Ahmed, MD Summer Program Intern Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    My summer internship at Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) was a very exhilarating experience that I cannot wait to use in my f

  • That’s A Wrap for National Mentoring Month!

    By Tina Ngo, AALEAD Staff Photos Courtesy of Angela B., CSF-DC Every January, Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) celebrates National Mentoring Month in honor of our committed mentors and the positive impact that they have on our youth. Last week, we held our second annual Mentor Appreciation Month Celebration at the Verizon Center Dewar's 12 Coaches Club with five partner organizations: Capital Partners for Education (CPE), the DC College Success Foundation (CSF-DC), For Love of Children (FLOC-DC), t

  • MD AALEADers Volunteer at Capital Area Food Bank

    By Ari Pak, MD High School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Keo Xiong, MD Middle School Program Coordinator

    Martin Luther King Jr. posited that “Life’s most persistent and

  • Gifts for the Homeless Clothing Drive

    By Keo Xiong, MD Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    In the United States, 2.5 million children under 18 years old were homeless in 2013, according to a new report, “America’s Youngest Outcasts,” published by the
  • Gratitude & Reflections on Summer Kinect

    By David Ma, MD Program Intern Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff & Students The past 6 weeks have been a really memorable experience for me. Although I've participated in Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) summer programs for the previous two years as a high school student leader, I've never seen the programming through the eyes of a staff member before. No one really expects it, but there is a lot of work being done behind the scenes, especially with the paper work.  Now that I think back on all

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