By: Liana Shivers and Pallavi Rudraraju, VA High School Program Coordinator and VA Middle School Program Coordinator
Photos courtesy of AALEAD staff and various sources
Hello everyone! Thank you so much for taking time to check in with VA programs again. We’ve been busy all year, and so have our youth. This time around we want to give you a glimpse at the workshops the youth have led.
My Favorite AALEAD Moment, pt1.
By: Pallavi Rudrataju, VA Middle School Program Coordinator; and Ha Nguyen, Development & Communications Associate
Photo Courtesy of AALEAD Staff
The Back to School season is finally upon us. Here at AALEAD, this is the time where our program staff work even more diligently together to kick off the AALEAD's After School and Mentoring Programs for the new
By: Sharon Rajadurai, VA Summer Programs Intern and AALEAD Virginia Youth Program Coordinators (YPCs) Photos courtesy of AALEAD staff Virginia Summer programs have been two weeks filled with fun, learning, and growth. Our days begin with ice breakers and team building activities led by our eager Youth Program Coordinators (YPCs). YPC is an opportunity for our high school AALEADers during the summer to develop their leadership skills by participating in the
By: Sharon Rajadurai, VA Summer Program Intern
Photos courtesy of Sharon Rajadurai
Hello all! My name is Sharon Rajadurai and I am this summer’s Virginia Program Intern. I am so excited to be living in Virginia this summer and to be fulfilling this role to the best of my ability.
By Emily N., current AALEAD youth and Pallavi Rudraraju, VA Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff Last week, AALEAD’s VA Programs sent off our youth for winter break with a fun and activity-filled Winter Holiday Party. For many of our new AALEADers, it was the first time they interacted with staff and youth outside of their school. As a program coordinator, I am thankful for and proud of all the hard work our VA youth put in to the party. Our Youth Councils play
By Vi Bui, Mentoring & Volunteer Programs Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff It feels like summer programs have just started but our Virginia youth have already closed out their program by giving their final MIC CHECK presentations. Here’s a recap of what they’ve been up to this summer! Week 1 Our Youth Program Co
By Pallavi Rudraraju, VA Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Pallavi Rudraraju Hello, everyone! This is Pallavi, the new VA Middle School Program Coordinator. You might remember me from a couple years back, when I interned for Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) as the DC Elementary School Intern for Summer 2015.
By Ari Pak, MD High School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff If you were at the Silver Spring Civic Center last Saturday June 3, you already know how big AALEAD celebrates our community members! If you couldn't make it out, don't worry--I'm here to give you a peek into our first ever AALEAD Day! Photo h
By Yonsoo Kang, VA Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff Hello again! AALEADers at Poe and Holmes Middle Schools have been working to improve their local community. We are part of an advocacy project called Youth Engagement and Health (YEAH!)Project where we try to assess and improve areas in our neighborhood to promote physical activity. Our Maryland friends at Loidermann Middle School (led by YLan Nguyen) are also doing this project while the ones at Argyle Mid
By Yonsoo Kang, VA Middle School Program Coordinator Photos courtesy of Yonsoo Kang Hello again! In lieu of the recent election, it is undeniable that there has been a rise in incidents of hate, bigotry, and prejudice in schools around the country. I wanted to design a lesson for my AALEADers so they could see past and current scene of people who expressed hate and how others have decided to respond. Instead of using dreaded PowerPoint slides, we decided to create a gallery made up of wo