Black women and girls sometimes live, work and grow up in areas that welcome neither our blackness nor our womanhood. But At The Well creates an environment for current 10th and 11th grade black girls to find themselves, each other, and a healing space to discuss their collective experiences
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Blavity spoke with founder Rev. Jacqueline Glass and intern Melissa Lyken from At the Well to learn more.
B: Where are the girls coming from?
B: Melissa – you lead some of the heart-to-heart discussions for the girls. Tell me more about what the girls experience in their schools.
I also had a chance to talk with Braxton, a high school student in Georgia and a former participant in the At The Well program.
B: What made you apply for this program even though you do attend a mostly black high school?
B: What was your favorite aspect of this program?