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The Summer Academy for Black Girls

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*25-30 spots available. Slots go quickly!

Registration OPENS in March and closes by April 15.

REGISTRATION/APPLICATION LINK CLOSED FOR 2023

 

ABOUT The L.E.A.D. WITH PURPOSE SUMMER ACADEMY for Black Girls:

Purpose of the Summer Academy: The purpose of the LEAD with Purpose Summer Academy for Black Girls is to institute and discover interventions to improve the quality of life for Black Girls.  The curriculum addresses high level risk factors for Black Girls as indicated by research including the City of Columbus; Commission on Black Girl Report, PushOut, and Intersectionality.


The Mission: The THEME for this summer's camp is Global Leadership

Activities: Subject matter includes professional development, entrepreneurship, mindfulness, civic education, "crown" creativity, career & college exploration, lunch & learns, physical health, and more!  The camp concludes with presentations, a talent show and graduation.

The Targeted Audience: 12-16 year old girls in Columbus and Franklin County

Cost: FREE. *With generous donations from supporters, grants from Columbus partners and funding from external sources, the camp is FREE*  This includes all meals, field trip, supplies and materials

The Duration: July 1st, 2023 - July 29th, 2023.  A total of 25-30 participants will be selected. Selectees will be notified no later than May 15. Answer ALL of the questions in the application. Incomplete applications may not be considered

The Daily Time Frame: 8:00am-5:30pm Monday-Friday.  This is an in-person camp. COVID-19 protocols (if applicable) will be adhered to. Attendees are expected to attend EACH day of the camp. Some flexibility will be given to those participating in multiple activities. Participants cannot miss more than 3 days of the academy. Girls who complete the program (and all of its requirements) receive a $500 stipend.

VIDEO DOCUMENTARY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Neaio-oIKvA

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