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.


Dreams and Goals

We started our 2nd semester exploring the large topic of dreams and goals.

What is the difference between Goal and Dream?

We all have dreams – dreams to do something good, dreams to achieve something, dream to excel in something, dream to earn but have you ever thought what is the difference between Goal and Dream?
Goal is the way to achieve your dreams. Goal is a dream with solid action. Goal comes with timestamps. No words for goal like ” I’ll do it some day”, ” I wish to be..” or  ” Hopefully it will happen at some point”. Goal has specific time limit and prompt action – DO IT NOW; CHASE IT NOW.
Never mix up success or failure with goal. Chase it, if you fail learn from it, set a new time stamp and chase again. Keep laser focus to your goal and hard work is the mantra of success. Success is a journey. No body can get success in one day. You have to earn it.

With this text we started exploring our dreams and how to give them legs.

We were lucky to have to guests Taylor and Kimberly joining our group.
Kimberly shared her life story, spoke about her dreams she had as a young woman and how her dream changed over time and how she achieves her goals.

Kimberly said her good-byes with a personal note for each FLC member:
‘Aim high, don’t be satisfied with the norm – raise the bar.’
Words she learned from a wise woman while visiting Caye Caulker.