The Leadership Academy is an academic enrichment program that provides an experience that instills a sense of independence, self-esteem, and confidence in each participant through the importance and value of setting goals, learning career and life management skills, and developing and using their individual gifts and talents.
The Leadership Academy is made up of Native American, Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian students who are entering their senior year, or who have just graduated from high school. They have a separate schedule of activities from the Youth Program. Students are provided with the opportunity to explore academic programs of interest through collaborative efforts made by FGCIA, Inc. staff, professional volunteers, and academic advisors. Each participant will be provided with an intensive, challenging, and fun educational experience designed to awaken and cultivate their full potential. Hands on experiences, practical applications, and dynamic speakers will be used to motivate and teach these important skills.