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.


Applying the Seven Instruments in our FLC meeting.

Each person has a distinctive SONG that is his or hers alone. The mission is to try to help navigate the waters that will allow you to sing that song to the best of your capabilities. The approach is built around the exploration and development of seven essential Life Skills, or INSTRUMENTS which when applied, allow you to reach your full potential by “making good choices”, transforming your live and in turn, the culture and community around you.

The Seven Instruments are: Self Awareness, Self Esteem, Sense of Humor, Empathy, Integrity, Responsibility and Focus.

While exploring those words we created bracelets. We assigned a specific color to each word: Self Awareness (green), Self Esteem (yellow), Sense of Humor (clear), Empathy (silver), Integrity (light blue), Responsibility (dark blue) and Focus (red).
and chose for our design colors = instruments that we already use well and/or colors = instruments that we want to learn or that need more attention.