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

teaserbox_4218132243We 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.

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DETOUR launched F.A.N.C.Y. in STEAM - to engage girls of color to ignite their interest in entering in STEAM career fields.

This initiative was launched to increase the amount of girls of color studying and working in STEAM career fields. According to the San Diego Workforce Partnership, STEAM occupations in San Diego are projected to grow an average of 10% by 2021, adding over 61,000 jobs - paying an average annual salary of $83,000.

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The F.A.N.C.Y. Ambassador Program

teaserbox_4218132243 The F.A.N.C.Y. Ambassador Program is a project-based teen led program. As a F.A.N.C.Y. Ambassador, you will receive firsthand experience in a leadership position. During this experience, you will learn problem solving techniques, lesson execution and performance monitoring, among other skills.

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F.A.N.C.Y. Teen Girls Expo

The F.A.N.C.Y. Teen Girls Expo is designed to create an environment that builds young leaders, that means YOU!

This is your opportunity to connect with others and get the skills you need to feel empowered to continue to conquer life's challenges!

During this time of change - we want you to know that absolutely NOTHING can hold YOU back!

Our F.A.N.C.Y. (Focused And Naturally Confident Youth) programs motivate girls to achieve academic excellence (scholarships), provide a source of education and arts (Teen Girls Expo), allow a platform for exploring career/academic interests, and provide the essential skills they need to become community leaders (Leadership Academy).

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I'm F.A.N.C.Y. Scholarship

teaserbox_4218132243This year F.A.N.C.Y. Scholarship winner, Tatiana Jones, has been selected from over 53,000 applicants as a Gates Millennium Scholar. She will receive a FULL scholarship (tuition, books, housing) from undergrad to Ph.D. at the school of her choice - Syracuse! We asked Tatiana about her journey with F.A.N.C.Y. and how it has helped her on her academic and personal journey.

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F.A.N.C.Y. Teen Girls Awards

teaserbox_4218132243This event will commemorate teen girls who are making a difference in our community through self-love and awareness, exceptional performance in school and extra-curricular activities, volunteer work, activism, creative efforts and unique projects and deserve to be recognized. These young ladies are our future leaders! We want them to continue to be uplifted and supported as we expose them to greater education opportunities and YOU can HELP!

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