At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy


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At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy

July 24-August 5, 2016
The Friend Center
Princeton University
Princeton University, NJ 08544
Application deadline: March 31, 2016

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.

Applications Accepted Now!

Give your student a leadership advantage for the future.

At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy (ATW) was created out of a commitment to equip young minority women with the essential tools required to aid them in becoming successful leaders. ATW serves scholars entering the eleventh, and twelfth grades of high school that are from diverse social economic backgrounds. ATW seeks to nurture and cultivate tomorrow’s leaders through achieving the following goals. ATW scholars will:

  • Increase academic achievement and motivation in school
  • Attain higher confidence on standardized tests
  • Engage in extracurricular school activities
  • Seek opportunities for community service and engagement

Academy Speakers

Speakers from small businesses, educational institutions, and corporations offer motivational and leadership guidance. Stay tuned for a special announcement on the 2016 Academy speakers!

Nicole Ari Parker
Boris Kodjo,
Terrie Williams,
Michaela Angela Davis,
Judge Juanita Bing Newton

About At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Experience an academic program developed to guide you on the path to excellence as you pursue your personal, student, and career goals.

Leadership Development

  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills development
  • Leadership workshops
  • Self-awareness/Motivational presentations

Academic Preparation

  • Standardized test test-taking strategies and tips
  • Essay writing for SAT, Common App, and AP exam
  • Critical reading
  • Financial aid/Scholarship boot camp
  • Internship prep (interview techniques, resume writing, dress for success)

Curriculum Features

  • Small group discussions and interactive lessons
  • Princeton University professors and graduate students serve as faculty
  • College level essay writing and reading courses
  • Group excursion to New York
  • Executive Business Coaching
  • Speakers from entertainment, corporate, entrepreneurial, and non-profit fields

Space is limited. Apply today!

“Even in the first week of high school, there is already an obvious difference in my academics.”

—Sorvina, 2012 ATW Scholar

Tuition and Fees

$2495-Two Week Boarding Program

Tuition and fees includes room and board for full program, curriculum, meals, and field trips.

Financial Aid

We are committed to providing need-based assistance to select qualified applicants. Please indicate the request for financial assistance on the application.

Apply early. Financial aid is provided on a first come basis.

Admission Criteria

Participants are selected on a competitive basis. A qualified application includes the following components:

  • Completed online application
  • Required release forms (see application)
  • Recommendation letter(s)
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Essay

Application Process

  • Complete the online application
  • Email recommendation letter
  • Essay
  • Medical and photo release form
  • Recent high school transcript
  • Immunization record
  • A 2-page essay on the one of the following topics:
    • What person in your community has made a positive impact and discuss how that person inspires you.


  • Describe two creative activities that could help make your community a better place.

Send essay and required forms via email to:

Application due date: March 31, 2016.

A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required with submission of forms.  A non-refundable $250 deposit is due within two weeks of acceptance letter. Payments and deposits can be made online at


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Medical and Photo Release Form
Financial Aid
Recommendation Form