Welcome to the AAKOMA Project
AAKOMA believes that to meet the mental health needs of Youth of Color, we need to operate at three levels – raising consciousness among individuals, providing accessible tools for ongoing management, and changing systems to receive youth and provide better care.
Red Table Talk
In this episode featuring special guest Cheryl Burke, Dr. Alfiee reveals the surprising ways our childhood experiences influence our adult relationships.
Dr. Alfiee speaks with TJ Holmes and Dr. Jen of GMA 3 on The State of Youth of Color Mental Health and The Choose Kindness Project
Fireside Chat on Exploring Therapy with Charlamagne Tha God, Carson Daly and Dr. Alfiee MWA Expo 2023
Joined by Charlamagne tha God and Carson Daly, Dr. Alfiee moderated the opening fireside chat discussing mental health and therapy.
July 21, 2023
2023 AAKOMA Project Sneaker Gala
The 2023 Sneaker Gala will be an evening dedicated to celebrating Team AAKOMA – which comprises a diverse pool of young people from all walks of life and experiences. The cohort is the driving force behind AAKOMA’s programs and initiatives for BIPOC and marginalized youth for 2022 – 2023. The DMV-based, in-person event will also serve as the official unveiling of a Starbucks-funded project created by Team AAKOMA. In addition to highlighting the contributions of the cohort, the event is an opportunity for our organization to invite select industry leaders to learn more about our mission and showcase our commitment to the mental wellbeing of Youth of Color. More info to come!
MTV White House Mental Health Youth Action Forum 2022
April 1, 2022
MTV, in coordination with the Biden-Harris Administration and 18 leading mental health nonprofits, convened the first-ever mental health youth action forum to drive culture from awareness to action.
November 7, 2022
Dr. Alfiee joined Carson Daly on Mind Matters: Behind the Picture to offer her advice and expertise.
Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble (known professionally as Dr. Alfiee) is a pioneering psychologist, scientist, author and media contributor. As founder of The AAKOMA Project 501c3, she envisioned and built The AAKOMA Project from an academic medicine research lab in major teaching hospitals (at Duke and Georgetown) into a thriving Woman of Color led, million-dollar mental health nonprofit.Learn more