Fort Worth Trailblazers

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Fort Worth Trailblazers Chapter is a group of mothers and daughters who have come together in a commitment to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
Members shall reside in or attend school in Southwest Fort Worth, Benbrook, Aledo and White Settlement. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Fort Worth Trailblazers aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

Join Our Chapter

Interested in joining our chapter?  A Prospective Member must be sponsored by a current member of our chapter.  Membership opportunities are dependent on Chapter openings.

If you know someone in our Chapter, talk to her about getting started, membership obligations and our membership drive timeline.  If you do not know someone in NCL, you are invited to complete this Membership Inquiry Form.

Membership Inquiry Form

For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.

Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

Each NCL, Inc. Chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to serve.  Each Chapter then supports its philanthropic service partners through different volunteer activities.

We work with the following philanthropies:

  • Academy 4
  • Adopt-A-River
  • American Heart Association
  • Birthday Brigade
  • Botanical Research Institute of Texas
  • Cancer Care Services
  • CASA of Tarrant County
  • Chosen Ones
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Fort Worth
  • Don’t Forget to Feed Me
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition
  • Hope Center 4 Autism
  • Humane Society of North Texas
  • Live Thankfully
  • Opal’s Farm
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Project Linus (Tarrant County)
  • Rivertree Academy
  • Ronald McDonald House Fort Worth
  • SafeHaven
  • Support Our Soldiers
  • Tarrant Area Food Bank
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • The Taste Project
  • Union Gospel Mission
  • Wedgwood Academy

Leadership Development

Nurturing confidence through opportunities to learn and grow, while also building problem-solving skills through a supportive environment of healthy relationships.

Examples of skills developed include:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure
  • President: Valerie Washington
  • President Elect: Shelli Eskue
  • Secretary: Karla Mills
  • Treasurer: Kathy Hernandez
  • Parliamentarian: Amy Matejka
  • Vice President Communications: Ashley Berzon
  • Vice President Membership: Rebecca Cheng
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Kristie Gibson
  • Vice President Provisionals: Ashlee Johnson
    Meg Pope
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Allison Fitzgerald

Cultural Experiences

As future leaders, we continually strive to build stronger ties with our communities and the individuals within them. It is through this understanding that we grow and develop broader worldviews that will shape and support our lives.

Mothers and daughters of each class attend a cultural experience together with a focus on different areas of art, theatre, dance and music.

Each Chapter celebrates the richness of its history through traditions that honor the past. The Mother Daughter Tea is an NCL, Inc. tradition. Today, NCL chapters around the country continue to embrace their long-standing traditions, as well as, create new ones.

As future leaders, we continually strive to build stronger ties with our communities and the individuals within them. It is through this understanding that we grow and develop broader worldviews that shape and support our lives. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.

NCL Inc., creates an environment that nurtures positive identity by recognizing and appreciating the value of differences in each other and the world. Our Trailblazers Chapter encourages exposure to culturally diverse people and events that broaden perspective, promote awareness and teach cultural sensitivity through chapter activities centered around:

  • Our Annual Tea & Social Events
  • Environmental Activies
  • Cultural Diversity Programs
  • Fine Arts Experiences 
  • Health, Safety & Wellbeing Programs