Being a Soroptimist brings more joy to my life then I could have imagined. Our programs improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment is so important. Over the years my favorite program has been the Live Your Dream: educational and training award which helps to provide women with access to education, we are giving women and girls back their power. “Live Your Dream: is helping women, be their very best by supporting their journey to becoming economically self-supporting which opens so many doors for them and their families. These women go on to achieve their place in society and a difference in the world.
This year, I am excited to be part of launching our new Dream Program: Dream It, Be It. Soroptimist International of the Americas, conducted focus groups nationwide and internationally to determine what type of mentoring and support girls between 14- and 17 were seeking. The answer: Career Guidance and Support. Soroptimist International of Norwalk is answering this need by launching our first “Dream It, Be it, a one-day workshop which is designed to help girls grow up to be strong, successful, happy adults.
Dream It, Be It targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to their future success. It provides girls with access to professional role models, career education and the resources to live their dreams. Our club is partnering with Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program (CCCTRP) to provide young women with information and resources on career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, overcoming obstacles to success and how to move forward after setbacks or failures.
If you want to make a difference in the lives of women and girls today, I encourage you to join us!