With minimal education and limited English proficiency, immigrant parents often endure long hours at low-paying jobs – so helping their kids with homework and communicating with schools are daunting tasks. AALEAD makes sure their children don't get lost. Elementary school students receive academic support and enrichment activities; middle and high schoolers receive academic, social, and college prep support, as well as leadership and civic engagement opportunities. Mentors encourage responsible behavior, strong life skills, academic success, and positive self-identity for youth from first grade through community college. And for the past six years, AALEAD's Youth Council has facilitated the region's only Asian Pacific American Youth Summit. Last year 100% of students moved on to the next grade level or to graduation. Culturally and linguistically appropriate services for these youth are all too rare, but AALEAD makes them possible.