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.


FLC group attended the 8th Annual Women’s Summit

On March 21st the FLC group attended the 8th Annual Women’s Summit at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City, funded with our community grant from Full Basket Belize.
And we had the best day ever.
The topic - ‘The Gender Agenda – Gaining Momentum’

The 1st panel:
What the heck is gender?
  • Gender 101
  • Impact of socialization on children through the life cycle
  • Socializing children
The 2nd panel:
Oh, no they didn’t    he can’t, she can’t!
  • Building and designing Belize
  • Playing the male role
  • My experience in nursing
Panel 3:
Let’s keep going!
  • Gender equality for the work place.
  • Impact of gender on Belize’s development
  • Implementing the national based violence plan of action through UN trust funds.
The day, the program, the presenters were truly uplifting and inspiring.