At The Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Posted by At the Well Conferences on January 11, 2016

At The Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Date: July 24 – August 5th
Location: Princeton University

Mission Statement: At The Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy seeks to empower young women locally to become effective leaders globally. By promoting excellence in education, young talent will transform their communities. We encourage girls to live beyond their limitations, achieve beyond their dreams, and impact communities beyond their reach.

Past celebrity guests: Jasmine Guy, Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe, Actor Brian White, Brandi Harvey and Karli Harvey

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Mission statement
The Academy equips young minority women with the essential tools that create great leaders. The two-week boarding program is housed on the campus of Princeton University. The session serves exceptional scholars with diverse socio-economic backgrounds who are entering the tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grades of high school. We intentionally seek candidates from underrepresented communities.

The Academy nurtures and cultivates tomorrow’s leaders. Scholars can expect to experience the following results:

  • Higher academic achievement and motivation in school
  • Greater confidence on standardized tests
  • Benefits of extracurricular activities and community service
  • Increased empowerment and self-confidence

Program Features:

  • Dynamic speakers
  • Interactive classes and small-group discussions
  • Motivational presentations
  • Test-taking strategies and tips for Standardized tests
  • College-level essay writing and reading courses
  • College financial aid/Scholarship boot camp
  • Faculty that includes Princeton University staff
  • Group excursion to New York

Admission is competitive and based upon the following guidelines:

  • Complete application
  • Written essay
  • 3.0 grade point average
  • Recommendation letter(s)

We are committed to providing need-based financial assistance to select applicants. Visit the website for additional information.

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