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FLA Mission


The mission of the LBUSD Female Leadership Academy is to empower young women and increase their graduation rates and their entrance into institutions of higher learning. The program seeks to develop successful leaders by addressing the multi-faceted issues facing young women.

Creator/Coordinator: Kelly M. Rash Room 1306

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Fatima and Kelly
Mirror Mirror Girl Summer!! 2014
Mirror Mirror Girl Summer!!  2014
Female Academy Scavenger Hunt
Female Academy Scavenger Hunt
Cleopatra exhibit
Student group

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Female Academy 1

Female academy 2013
symposium 2014
Cal Poly Pomona Field Trip
Cal Poly Pomona Field Trip

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Expected Outcomes of the Female Leadership Academy


  • 100 percent graduation rate
  • 100 percent enrollment in a viable post-secondary program
  • Increased communication and leadership skills


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We meet in room 1306 every Thursday at 3:00 pm.  You will be notified of special events and guest speakers.

FA at the reef
Female Academy 2009 w/Creator-President Sandra Cisneros
Female Academy 2009
First Annual Revlon Run Walk
First Annual Revlon Run Walk

Female Leadership Acadamy Goals

  • Empower young women through academic, cultural and real world experiences
  • Integrate extracurricular opportunities within the school program
  • Provide opportunities for post-secondary options and advancement
  • Foster and promote a culture of self-efficacy
  • Instill qualities that lead to success

Special Events

Field trip to the Long Beach GreenPort Festival and Women's Conference.  The Female Academy members toured the port's latest features and celebrated an 80% reduction in pollutants.  After attending sessions at the Women's Conference and participating in discussions on top women's issues, the girls topped the day at the nearby Reef Restaurant, overlooking Alamitos Bay. A very successful day!

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Female Academy Locker
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1/21/13 11:33 AM
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