Mission Statement

At The Well 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 young women to live beyond their limitations, achieve beyond their dreams, and impact communities beyond their reach.

At The Well Virtual Intensive Program

The At The Well Virtual Intensive Program was created for young minority women out of a commitment to increase awareness of the essential tools that lead to college success. The program offers concentrated courses to help with academic preparedness. Next, the Intensive discusses how to make the best personal, social, and financial decisions to ensure the best educational experience.  We seek to motivate students towards higher achievement and personal growth.

Virtual Intensive Program Features:

  • Leadership Development
  • Critical Reading/Writing Sessions
  • Developing Study Skills
  • Mastering Time Management
  • Minding Your Money
  • Realizing the Right Relationships
  • Your Face in a Strange New Place
  • Experience Instructors
  • Special Guest Speakers

Tuition and Fees

$399 Includes: Four-Day Virtual Intensive Program and one Fall/Winter Leadership Workshop

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2022

Tuition Payment Deadline:  May 31, 2022

Admission Criteria

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

  • Completed online application
  • 2.7 GPA
  • Essay

Application Process

  • Complete the online application
  • Recent high school transcript
  • A two-page essay based on grade level

Past ATW Speakers & Instructors

Brandy Harvey

Dr Carmen McPherson

Lisa Ascolese

Chynna Clayton

Professor Khristi Adams

Eden Duncan Smith

Professor Carla Jones Brown

Professor Jade Johnson

Our History

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.  Some of the topics include financial literacy, body image, entrepreneurship, health and wellness, and self-esteem.

Looking Forward

At the Well strives to offer programming for young minority teens that is powerful and relevant to their experiences. To address an ever changing environment, the Academy now includes discussion sessions that hone in on issues many students face in their communities including micro-aggressions, bullying, and various forms of discrimination. The Academy prides itself on offering a safe space for students to share their unique experiences in a nurturing and healing atmosphere without judgement.