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.


Very close to respect is APOLOGIZE.

This is from our brainstorm

  • Apologize is a way of saying sorry.
  • You apologize when you do something wrong.
  • You apologize when something happens to someone and you feel sorry for that person.
  • Apologize is to take the responsibility of saying sorry.
  • You can apologize by writing a letter, by giving a gift or you just talk to that person.
  • You talk to him/her privately letting them know that you are sorry.
  • Drawing a nice picture symbolizing you’re sorry.
  • Dedicate an apology song to him/her.
  • You can just spontaneously shout out ‘ I’m sorry ‘ and hope for a positive reaction.
  • You can always do the mature thing and talk to that person about your feeling and work it out.
  • It’s showing responsibility and taking matters into your own hand when you do something wrong.
  • To apologize is a way of showing respect.