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Minority Teen Girls From Across The Country Apply To Attend At The Well’s Premiere Summer Programs

Actress Yandy Smith from “Love & Hip Hop” with At the Well Scholars

Actress Yandy Smith from “Love & Hip Hop” with At the Well Scholars

New York, NY — Young minority teens from California to Connecticut are vying for one of 50 spots in the At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy. Students wanting to experience the black and brown girl magic that occurs each summer during the program are fiercely applying to meet the March 31 deadline. The summer enrichment program for 10th and 11th grade minority female students is in its seventh straight year on the campus of Princeton University. Due to demand, in 2016, the Academy expanded to include a session at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA. A Weekend Intensive mini program is held for students in the ninth grade on the campus of Princeton University.

The Academy focuses on developing strong leaders through academic, social and career components. Girls participate in peer tutoring and small group projects that build lasting bonds. While living in the campus dorm rooms, there are ample opportunities to create meaningful relationships.

Students are treated to speakers from across industries including entertainers who are a highlight of the program. Actors including Brian White, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Jasmine Guy, and Yandy Smith have provided a healthy dose of motivation. Workshop facilitators include role models from the medical, legal, and non-profit fields and have featured Dr. Michele Reed, QVC Inventor Lisa Ascolese, and Madame C. J. Walker’s great-great-granddaughter, A’Lelia Bundles.

Academics are intense and tutoring is provided nightly. Teachers include university and college professors. Equipping students to afford the college of their dreams is not lost on the program. A financial aid boot camp demonstrates successful search tools for finding internships and aid.

The Swarthmore College program is scheduled for July 9–21, 2017. The Princeton University session will be held July 23-August 4, 2017. The Weekend Intensive is scheduled August 4-6, 2017. The application deadline for all programs is March 31, 2017. For more information and to apply, go to www.atthewellconferences.org. Need-based financial aid is available.

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