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

    3 Locations

    • Millenial Tech Middle School
    • The Pruess School UCSD
    • Jacobs Center of Innovation – Every 3rd Saturday
    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.

    To complete an application click here!


    To increase the amount of confident college educated girls of color with viable employment giving back to their communities through mentoring.


    DETOUR Empowers uplifts, motivates, and inspires girls to become personally, academically, and professionally successful through education, empowerment, and the arts.

    Program Benefits:

    • Promote increased 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 increase self-esteem & self-awareness
    • To create a safe environment that encourages teen girls to express themselves comfortably
    • To encourage teen girls to take responsibility for their futures
    • To provide life skill knowledge & application
    • To build resilience & optimism
    • To increase focus and direction
    • To promote a sense of balance
    • To encourage the importance of health and wellness through sports participation
    • To encourage positive thinking and positive attitudes


    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.