Monday, January 19, 2009

2009 MLK Day (DC) "Preparing Youth for the Future"

Question: How many people can fit in the AALEAD building?
Answer: A lot more than we thought would fit!

On Monday, January 19th, 2009 over 50 volunteers from across the country came to AALEAD to participate in the Day of Service. (We expected to have about 15 volunteers!)

After a brief set of introductions, volunteers broke up into small groups with our high school youth to discuss different perspectives for the future. Each small group then came up with an acronym to summarize what they had talked about. The acronyms varied with discussions ranging from Deadlines for College to Preparedness to Parties and Socialization! All in all, youth had a very enriching time gaining valuable advice from such a diverse group of people.

1 comment:

LB said...

Impressive! Thanks for the post!