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.


We are still on our topic of dreams and goals and we know

There will be ups and downs, ebbs and flows, fits and starts. There will be incidents you will label failures, setbacks, and misfortunes, but that are really just lessons and needed preparation for whatever success will bring. Life is a hurdle race, a steeplechase, an Olympic pole vault event. As you clear each obstacle and meet each challenge, you must summon your courage, faith, trust, hope, and belief. ‘

We explored a little game of struggle:
The goal was to get as many small beads as possible on a very frayed piece of rope in 30 seconds – pretending the frayed rope is life and the little beads are our dreams and goals.