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Attendees of the 2012 At the Well Young Women’s Conference (Photo Credit: www.atthewellconferences.org)

For the fourth straight year, the At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy will be held on the campus of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. The Academy is one of the only summer institutes for minority teen girls held on an Ivy League campus and the first to be held at Princeton University. The program is geared towards building leadership skills for minority girls entering the tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grades of high school. This year’s program is scheduled for July 27 – August 8, 2014 at The Friend Center, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544.

The Academy offers dynamic speakers, standardized test-taking strategies, math, critical reading courses, college essay writing classes, tutoring, interactive studies, group activities, and field trips. Each year, special guest speakers provide dynamic presentations. In 2013, actor Jasmine Guy offered an unforgettable address. Ms. Guy notes, “It is very important for us to reach out to these young girls.” Other noted speakers have included Brandi and Karli Harvey along with actor Brian White.

The Academy provides on-campus housing at Princeton University that allows the students to experience college life in an Ivy League setting. In addition, the two weeks of learning, studying, and communing together helps the students to bond and experience the Academy from an intimate perspective. The curriculum has been developed to encourage critical thinking and problem-solving skills along with increasing leadership confidence. Speakers include business leaders, entrepreneurs, and Princeton University staff who teach select classes.

The process is selective, as students must meet criteria based upon recommendations, an interview, an essay, extracurricular activities, and grade point average. Scholarships are available.

For more information, go to www.atthewellconferences.org.

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