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.


During the month of April we had volunteer CARLA BEHARRY back for our FLC sessions.
After spending many weeks on defining and discussing dreams & goals – now, with Carla we started to explore abundance, intuition and trust.

Cheyenne’s definition of dreams: what you want to be in the future
and of goals: set your mind on doing something … like graduate.

To Kyra abundance means: plentiful, gaining more, to achieve a lot, prosperity, being generous, be thriving and to create goodness in your life.

For Xena intuition means: to follow your own mind and go with your heart.

I’sha says about trust: I have a little bit of trust and confidence in every person. Trust is to believe in someone that they will take care of you.

We read a beautiful poem about intuition:

The Voice

There is a voice inside of you

That whispers all day long,

I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend

Or wise man can decide

What's right for you--just listen to

The voice that speaks inside.