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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

At the Well Seeks Black Girl Magic and Black Boy Brilliance for 8th and 9th Grade Weekend Program at Princeton University

At the Well students

Students from last year’s program

New York, NY — At the Well Conferences, Inc. is pleased to announce its annual Weekend Intensive of leadership activities for 8th and 9th grade minority students from across the country. Scheduled for August 2-4, 2019, the 3-day weekend boarding program will be held on the campus of Princeton University. The Weekend Intensive has traditionally been available for young women, but for the first time, At the Well Conferences, Inc. is offering a program for young male scholars.

The Weekend Intensive seeks to empower young students locally to become effective leaders globally. By promoting excellence in education, young talent will transform their communities. At the Well Conferences, Inc. encourage girls and boys to live beyond their limitations, achieve beyond their dreams, and impact communities beyond their reach.

The Weekend Intensive was created out of a commitment to increase awareness of the essential tools required to aid students in becoming successful leaders. This program offers a glimpse of the two-week leadership academies held each year for 10th and 11th grade students; At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy and From the Fire Leadership Academy for Young Men.

All Weekend Intensive program students attend the closing ceremony of the two Academy programs. Each separate gathering serves current eighth and ninth grade students that are from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. At the Well seeks to motivate students towards higher achievement in school and increased self-confidence.

Both programs offer the following exceptional benefits that serve to ignite leadership abilities:

• Challenging writing classes
• Small group discussion
• Leadership workshops
• Self-awareness/Motivational presentations
• Keynote speaker
• Priority admission consideration to the two-week Academy in the following year

Space is limited and students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline is March 31, 2019. Students live on the campus and get to experience a preview of college life for one incredible weekend. Tuition and fees are only $995 and include room and board, curriculum, and meals.

Jacqueline Glass, the At the Well Conferences, Inc. Founder and Princeton Theological Seminary alumnus states, “The Weekend Intensive is a place where brilliant students of color can commune, learn, and share unique experiences. We encourage and nurture their leadership tendencies and create a pathway for excellence.” For more information about the 8th and 9th Grade Weekend Intensive, go to www.atthewellconferences.org.


Linda Peavy