Sixty-three students from schools in San Antonio, Dallas and Austin came to campus on Saturday, Nov. 13 for a day of learning and self-discovery at the Fearless Leadership Institute’s (FLI) FLI High Conference.
To make a broader impact on Black and Hispanic students across the state, the institute extends its outreach efforts to young women from targeted high schools. This year’s conference included students from Lanier High School, St. Phillips Early College High School, O.D. Wyatt High School and Pflugerville High School. Throughout the day, the students participated in an array of activities including team-building exercises, personal growth and college readiness workshops led by FLI staff and student associates.
“The goal of the conference is to empower and instill love, confidence and self-worth in Black and Brown girls in high school, and to encourage them to go to college to further their education and expand their opportunity for success,” says FLI Director Thaїs Bass-Moore.
More About FLI: An initiative within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, FLI serves Black and Hispanic undergraduate women through comprehensive programming that includes weekly interest groups, counseling, mentorship, an annual retreat and other events designed for academic and professional growth.