Female Leadership Community at Ocean Academy in Caye Caulker, Belize

The Ocean Academy Female Leadership community (FLC) is an elective enrichment program that empowers young women to strengthen their leadership skills, while experiencing growth and identity development through the power of sharing, teamwork, and earned success.

Encourage them in becoming a strong, fierce, and empowered woman! A leader for their community! Working with other young women to create a unique community entirely dedicated to their needs.

The FLC is conducted around 3 units: ignite, educate and agitate.

Ignite: Create community through safe space creation, sharing of stories, empowerment rituals, and sistahood.

Educate: Empower young peoples’ minds through the exploration of the unique issues affecting young women today through reading, researching, and journaling.

Agitate: Become empowered leaders through the development of a community-based action project that will ignite and educate other youth and/or the larger community, and share the values of the FLC community.


I'M ... from our weekly brainstorm

I’m beautiful.
I’m smart.
I’m happy.
I’m fifteen years old.
I’m dark.
I’m neat.
I’m sexy.
I’m glad.
I’m happy.
I’m beautiful.
I’m fat.
I’m a voice to the world.
I’m a proud black teenager.
I’m the glowing light that guides the path I walk.

I’m beautiful.
I’m smart.
I’m happy.
I’m fourteen years old.
I’m responsible.
I’m a person.
I’m a unique person.
I’m loyal.
I’m friendly.
I’m intelligent.
I’m mischievous.
I’m sad.
I’m tall.
I’m sweet.
I’m in love.

I’m beautiful.
I’m smart
I’m happy
I’m thirteen years old.
I’m strong.
I’m loved.
I’m idle.
I’m the one who’ll help when you stumble and fall.
I’m shy.
I’m happy.
I’m irreplaceable.
I’m unique.
I’m powerful.
I’m a shining star.
I’m me.