This Is How It’s Done!

By Shaima Ahmad, VA High School Program Coordinator
Photos Courtesy of Shaima Ahmad

Brainstorming, planning, voting, and most of all, listening to their peers, is what went into throwing an awesome Va High School Program End of the Year Party. For the past few weeks our youth have been working together and within their individual committees to party plan.  The youth divided into food, entertainment, and decorations committees and delegated a group leaders for each group. In this whole process, I provided a budget for my youth who in turn allocated how much would be needed by each committee and gave me a list of items they wanted me to purchase.  The day before the party the group came together and transformed our space from drab to fab!

Highlights of the party consisted of karaoke, the whisper challenge, yummy food – especially a beautiful AALEAD cake baked by our very own Christina L. – and the piece de resistance, a photo booth equipped with creative props. But for me the real highlight of this event was seeing our youth work together showing immense responsibility and initiative. The Annandale crew has truly earned this awesome celebration… Job well done!

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