At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Princeton University


At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy

July 22-August 3, 2018
McCormick Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
Application deadline: March 31, 2018

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.

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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 across genres provide motivational real talk about issues young women face. Recent speakers have included actress Nicole Ari Parker, scholar Julianne Malveaux, motivational speaker Brandi Harvey, 2016 DNC Chief Leah Daughtry, physician Michele Reed, and plus-size super model Liris Crosse. Workshop facilitators include role models from the medical, legal, financial, entertainment, and non-profit fields and have featured Financial guru Tiffany “the Budgetnista” Aliche from The Real show, QVC Inventor Lisa Ascolese, and teen acting phenomenon Eden Duncan Smith. Topics include financial literacy, body image, entrepreneurship, health and wellness, and self-esteem just to name a few.

Tuition and Fees

$2,995.00 -Two Week Boarding Program

Tuition and fees include, 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 (upon program acceptance)
  • Recommendation letter(s)
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Essay

Application Process

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit recommendation letter
  • Essay
  • Recent high school transcript
  • A 2-page essay on the one of the following topics:

What person in your community has made a positive impact and how has that individual inspired you.

-or-

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

After acceptance to the program, the following documents are required.

  • Medical and photo release form
  • Immunization record

The essay and required forms can be sent via the email that will be delivered after the application has been processed.

Thank you for your interest in applying to the At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Princeton University. 

A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required with submission of the  form below.  Financial aid is not available for the application fee.