Students from AA Success visited the farm for a weekend of canoeing and camping, learning about the Shenandoah Valley and the mission of the White House Farm Foundation. The group had cookouts, toured the farm and enjoyed the outdoors.
Founded in 2006, AASuccess’ mission is to provide young Asian American and other minority students with leadership development and social networking opportunities to become active leaders in their communities. They partner career professionals with high school and college students to help them make a difference and become positive catalysts for change in the home, school, workplace, and community.
AA Success VISION (from their website):
‘Throughout their high school and college years, young people learn the values associated discipline, commitment, effort, accountability, citizenship, confidence, skills, leadership and organizational skills, performing under stress, stress, participating within rules, physical well-being and healthy lifestyles, striving towards excellence, and much more. AASuccess’ vision is to create an environment where professionals and students can learn from each other and exchange resources.’
‘From this synergy, an extensive network through team collaborations, partnerships, and collaborative works will develop. Our student members will acquire lifetime leadership skills and establish pathway to give back to their communities. AASuccess will help student members identify and understand commonalities and differences in approaches and practices toward their formal studies, career development, and civic life. Each program that we have developed strives to follow our goal of teaching students to become successful academically, professionally and civically, and of sustaining our motto, “Perfecting the Act of Giving Back”.’