Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls

Through Dream, It Be It, Soroptimist clubs provide girls who with guidance, training and resources that will prepare them for career success. We intervene at just the right time to put girls on a path to a brighter future.

Although all girls face barriers because of their gender, we prioritize working with girls who have additional obstacles including poverty, unstable home lives, living in foster care, or teen motherhood. Soroptimist clubs work in partnership with girls in small groups or a conference setting to provide them with the information and resources they want and need to be successful.

By reaching girls while they are still young, we not only can help them stay healthy and safe in the short term, but we can reduce the number of women in crisis in the future. Putting them on a path will help them realize their dreams. Dream It, Be It gives girls the tools they need to achieve their education and career goals, empowering them to break cycles of poverty, violence, and abuse.

Soroptimist launched the Dream It, Be It curriculum in 2015. Since then, more than 20,000 girls around the world have participated. The program has had a highly positive impact on participants: 89% feel more confident about their future success 83% have new tools to overcome obstacles to their success 87% feel more prepared to pursue their career goals.

Dream It, Be It - SI Manteca- March 2, 2019

On March 2, three members of SI Lodi participated in the Dream It Be It event organized by SI Manteca. Girls from 6th - 12th grade attended the program.  They heard from four inspirational speakers and were encouraged both to dream and to work hard to achieve their goals.  They participated in exercises intended to help them determine what they'd like their future to be, including making a "glass slipper" reflecting themselves and their aspirations.

Below: Germaine, Laura and Liz in the photo booth, a fun highlight of the event

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Dream It, Be It - SI Lodi - September 29, 2018

Soroptimist International of Lodi held its first annual Dream It, Be It event at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on September 29, 2018.

Curriculum topics included exploring career opportunities; setting and achieving goals; overcoming obstacles to success; moving forward after setbacks or failures.

The program faculty consisted of local Soroptimists Dr. Elizabeth Kass and Dr. Germaine Burke and the following invited speakers: Dominee Muller-Kimball, Lodi Unified Principal; Erin Summ, Certified Professional Coach; Pastor Amy Miranda, Chaplain, Lodi Police Department; Ashlee Prudhel, Realtor. Activities to help reduce stress were led by Gladys Bates, Jill Lipka and Erin Summ.

After the conclusion of the event, SI Lodi President Terri Lee commented, “All the speakers were very impressed by the response that they received from the girls. I hope that we gave participants new ideas about achieving their dreams and that they will attend again next year along with other students.”

Soroptimist International of Lodi would like to thank the following generous local sponsors that helped make this event possible: • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church • Safeway Stores • Save Mart Supermarkets • Panera Bread, Lodi • Grace & Mercy Charitable Foundation • Corner Scone Bakery • Starbucks, Ham & Lockeford, Lodi • Bella Festa Event Planning & Rentals • Subway Walmart Center • Kim Ishii • RDs for Health Care • Balloons Unlimited • Lodi Chamber of Commerce, ABCD Program.

To view the program for Dream It, Be It, hover over the title until it turns blue and then single left click.

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