Level two of our leadership training is the Future Leaders of America Master’s Achievers (FLAMA). The year round program meets twice per month and is a student run space. The space allows students to practice and grow into their role as leaders in the community. Students in the past have used FLAMA to advocate for less underage drinking in our community.
We Value Education
FLAMA in Oxnard is a youth-led space that meets twice a month. Youth in the space build on their leadership skills and discuss and organize around issues that they feel passionately about. This year, the youth decided to continue working on the Education Equity campaign.
At the end of academic year 2015/2016, FLAMA youth conducted a community forum and started a postcard drive to support aligning the A-G requirements with the high school requirements. The youth feel that by aligning the A-G requirements, less social barriers will persist and more students will have access to these courses.
This year, as of December 2016, the youth have collected over 1,000 postcards from their peers in their schools. They hope to hold a community forum in April to continue pushing the District.