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Actress Nicole Ari Parker Set to Empower Black Girls During Summer Program at Princeton University

Nicole Ari Parker

Nationwide — Celebrating 14 years of nurturing young Black minds, the At The Well Summer Leadership Academy at Princeton University will convene again in July 2024. Black excellence and effective leadership are essential tools for gaining success during times of uncertainty. Jacqueline Glass, CEO of At The Well Conferences, Inc. (ATW), and Executive Director April Burch Sookra are molding the masterminds of tomorrow by bringing back their revered 2-week academy to the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS). Celebrating their black history, PTS installed Dr. Jonathon Walton as its first African American president of the seminary.

Now, students from across the country will have the opportunity to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy takes place July 16 to July 29, 2024, at Erdman Center, Princeton Theological Seminary. The application deadline is March 31, 2024. The first three days of the program will be virtual, with the on-campus experience beginning July 20. Minority girls in their sophomore and junior years in high school are given the on-campus college life experience in an Ivy League setting by living in dormitories and attending classes with a core curriculum specifically created to encourage an increase in Black female corporate leaders.

During the 2-week program, students attend leadership workshops and learn critical thinking skills and college essay writing.

This year, the program’s brand ambassadors are Brandi Harvey, who will set the tone for the program, and Nicole Ari Parker, who will serve as the closing speaker. Nicole will spend two days with the scholars and discuss life choices and college selections.

ATW partners with many celebrities, high-profile figures, educators, and activists who share life challenges and personal testimonies. This year features speakers from medicine, legal, and financial occupations. Past speakers have included scholar Julianne Malveaux, 2016 Democratic National Convention Chief Leah Daughtry, physician Michele Reed, and plus-size supermodel Liris Crosse.

Workshop facilitators focus on honing skills to create well-rounded experiences. Financial guru and The Real daytime talk show’s Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, Lisa Ascolese, founder of A-to-Z and featured inventor on QVC and HSN, and young, rising actress Eden Duncan Smith are past participants. Topics range from financial literacy to obtaining a healthy body image, creating entrepreneurship, encouraging health and wellness, and building self-esteem.

For more information about At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy, visit the official website at AtTheWellConferences.org

For interviews, please get in touch with JB Burch at 646-592-1488.



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