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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Summer Leadership Program at Swarthmore College Seeks to Empower Minority Teen Girls

At The Well Conference

New York, NYAt the Well Conferences, Inc. is proud to announce its 1st annual At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy, which takes place on the campus of Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. The program is scheduled for July 10 – July 22, 2016, and is an outgrowth of one of the only summer institutes for minority teen girls to be held on an Ivy League campus.

At the Well Academy is geared towards building leadership skills for minority girls entering the eleventh or twelfth grades of high school. The Academy offers dynamic speakers, standardized test-taking strategies, critical reading courses, college essay writing classes, tutoring, group activities, and field trips. The curriculum has been developed to encourage critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The Academy also provides on-campus housing at Swarthmore College, which allows the students to experience college life.

“At the Well provided me with a great experience and exposed me to a diverse array of people,” said Eseosa Asiruwa, a 2013 At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academyscholar. “I was constantly learning about others, as well as, myself. I was able to get a better idea of what kind of leader I want to be when I get back to my community. As a result of this program, I have a better sense of self-worth and more of a willingness to step outside of my comfort zone.”

Each year, celebrities, business leaders and entrepreneurs provide dynamic presentations. Past speakers at our Princeton Academy include husband and wife actors Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, “Love and Hip Hop” cast member Yandy Smith, Jasmine Guy, Brian White, as well as, Brandi Harvey, Executive Director of the Steve Harvey Foundation, Princeton University professor Dr. Imani Perry, and Rutgers University professor Dr. Brittney Cooper.

In 2015, almost 50 teen scholars attended the Princeton program. Admission is competitive and teens must possess a 3.0 G.P.A, write an essay, and provide academic recommendations. The deadline to submit an application is May 27, 2016. (We have a limited number of spots. APPLY NOW online www.atthewellconferences.org)

The academic achievement gap between minority teen students and their white counterparts along with the lack of female senior leadership in corporate America prompted Jacqueline B. Glass, CEO and Founder of At the Well Conferences, Inc., to create the Academy. According to Glass, “The U. S. Department of Education statistics state African Americans account for about 13% of the entire college enrollment. The low performance of African-American students on standardized tests is alarming. Our preparatory program addresses these issues head-on.”

For more information about At the Well Conferences, Inc. and At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy, go to www.atthewellconferences.org

 

About the Program
At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy is a program of At the Well Conferences, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization empowering teens since 2009. The Academy seeks to empower young women locally to become effective leaders globally. By promoting excellence in education, these young women will transform their communities.

 

PRESS CONTACT:
At The Well Conferences, Inc.
info@atthewellconferences.org
609-947-2622

 

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