Leadership Academy

“I think this is an empowering group. Personally, it helped me get better at a lot
of things in my personal life, so I think it will be good for other teen girls as well.”
–Branisha Jones, 11th Grade

F.A.N.C.Y. Teen Girls Leadership Academy

We are committed to connecting and empowering girls in San Diego County through providing leadership programs, increasing awareness/education, and hosting empowerment events which increase self-esteem & confidence. The F.A.N.C.Y. Teen Girls Leadership Academy is a DETOUR youth development mentorship program which places an emphasis on improving the self-esteem and self-awareness of teen girls ages 11-17.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. If you would like to be considered for future openings, please fill out the form below.

F.A.N.C.Y. Leadership Academy Wait List Form

Leadership Academy Payments


4 Locations

  • Jackie Robinson YMCA
  • O'Farrell Charter School
  • Steele Canyon High School
  • The San Diego SOAR Academy - Kearny Mesa
    • Juvenile Court and Community Schools
Girls have the opportunity to engage in discussion, interact with others to share their stories, connect with community mentors and learn work experience through volunteering. Outcomes include increased self-esteem, confidence, leadership skills while also receiving education and career field guidance.

Program Benefits:

  • Promote strengthening self-esteem
  • Development of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Provide leadership opportunities
  • Promote community service and volunteer involvement
  • A social support system of like-minded teens
  • Mentor assistance Parental Updates: Grades, School Progress, Field Trips


To provide year-around programming to girls ages 11-17 interested in becoming leaders and giving back to their communities. Evidence-based workshops are based upon gender-specific curriculum surrounding life skills. Activities are conducted to increase engagement, provide a safe-space for self-expression and questions surrounding teen experiences, and to facilitate positive relationships with females that encourage growth and development.

For information regarding upcoming sessions please email tinesia@detourempowers.org or call (619)750-1180.

If you would like to be put on a wait list for the 2020-2021 F.A.N.C.Y. Leadership Academy, please fill out this form.