Phone: (559) 738-8037     act@actforwomenandgirls.org

Phone: (559) 738-8037



1900 N. Dinuba Blvd.

Visalia, CA. 93291


ACT Women & Girls

P.O. Box 536

Visalia, CA 93279

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The Female Leadership Academy (FLA) is an intense 8 month academy, during which young women attend 2 hour weekly sessions, weekend retreats and legislative visits to the capital.  They develop leadership skills such as:

Participants plan and implement community campaigns that educate local, state and national leaders on issues important to them and their community.


Young women age 16-24 years old that want to make a difference.


A leadership academy focused on women’s issues, reproductive justice, and activism.


Attend the 8 month academy, beginning in October of each year and ending in May. FLA participants meet weekly to develop leadership skills such as problem solving, team building, public speaking, legislative advocacy, research, analysis, and negotiation.  FLA members are educated about reproductive justice issues and learn to make valuable contributions to social justice movements. FLA have the opportunity to attend conferences, meet influential people, and make trips to the State Capitol.


Great opportunity to meet like-minded, fierce young women, fun community involvement and valuable recognition, looks great on college application, gain knowledge and experience, learn about reproductive justice and women's issues, network with people in the leadership world, and gain access to future opportunities.

Become a mentor for the FLA participants!

(559) 738-8037

P.O. Box 536

Visalia, CA 93279

Female Leadership Academy

The primary objectives of the Female Leadership Academy (FLA) are:

To increase knowledge of women’s issues locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally;

To develop leadership skills among local women and girls;

To provide opportunities that connect local women and girls to statewide and national initiatives and movements; and

To provide guidance and mentoring for the creation and implementation of a local leadership project that addresses women’s health issues, with a specific emphasis on reproductive health and justice.