BENEFITING: Act for Women and Girls
How much would you give to see more women leaders? ACT for Women and Girls’ Female Leadership Academy (FLA) is an intensive 8 month program where young women study the issues facing our community and travel to the Capitol to sit with legislators in an effort to create change for the betterment of Tulare County, CA. Our 2016 class is graduating and we need your support to help us celebrate. Your contribution will be used to give the graduates a ceremony to commemorate all of their hard work and dedication. It is important that we acknowledge the amazing contributions our newest leaders have made and will continue to make throughout our community. Will you help us make this happen?
Throughout the academy, young women develop their leadership skills by being exposed to local leaders and mentors. Public speaking, negotiation skills, civic participation and activism, research and analysis, problem-solving, team building, community organizing and legislative advocacy are a few of the important lessons they receive through their involvement. Providing all of the learning opportunities listed above gets expensive. In fact, it costs nearly $5,000 per participant, per year. For the 2016 class, that meant $75,000 to operate the Female Leadership Academy. How much does it cost our participants? $0. We are proud to offer this program to young women at no cost and we hope you can contribute to celebrating their achievement.