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At the Well Minority Teen Academy at Princeton University Welcomes Students from Jamaica and FOX News Anchor Arthel Neville

July 19, 2014 (New York, NY)—For the fourth straight year, the At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy will be held on the campus of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. The Academy is one of the only summer institutes for minority teen girls to be held on an Ivy League campus. For the first time, the Academy is partnering with the U. S. Embassy in Jamaica to welcome Jamaican students to the program. After a competitive application process, eleven students were chosen. One of the featured speakers will be “FOX and Friends First” Cohost and Commentator Arthel Neville. She will address the scholars on Wednesday, August 6 at 1:30 p.m. The At the Well Academy is geared towards building leadership skills for minority girls entering the tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grades of high school. This year’s Academy is scheduled for July 27–August 8, 2014 at The Friend Center, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. A total of 65 scholars from across the United States were selected to participate in the program.


The Academy offers dynamic speakers, standardized test-taking strategies, critical reading courses, college essay writing classes, tutoring, group activities, and field trips. Each year, special guests provide dynamic presentations. The 2014 roster of speakers include Terrie Williams of the Terrie Williams Agency, Image Activist Michaela Angela Davis, and marketing expert Teneshia Williams.


The Academy provides on-campus housing at Princeton University that allows the students to experience college life in an Ivy League setting. The curriculum has been developed to encourage critical thinking and problem-solving skills along with increasing leadership confidence. Facilitators include business leaders, entrepreneurs, and Princeton University staff who teach select classes.


The academic achievement gap between minority teen students and their white counterparts along with the lack of female senior leadership in corporate America prompted Jacqueline B. Glass, CEO and Founder of At the Well Conferences, Inc., to create the Academy. According to Glass, “The U. S. Department of Education statistics state African Americans account for about 13% of the entire college enrollment. The low performance of African American students on standardized tests is alarming. Our preparatory program addresses these issues head-on.”


At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy is a program of At the Well Conferences, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization empowering teens since 2009. “The Academy seeks to empower young women locally to become effective leaders globally. By promoting excellence in education, these young women will transform their communities,” states Glass. For more information, go to


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