Local Soroptimist club to provide career guidance and mentorship to girls during one-day conference
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Are you a high school girl interested in going to college? Do you want guidance on how to set and achieve your career goals? Would you like access to professional role models and mentors? Get the resources you need to plan your future through the Soroptimist Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls program, which aims to help girls grow to be strong, successful and happy adults.
Soroptimist International of La Grande will host a day-long conference for secondary school-age girls, where they will learn about career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, and overcoming obstacles to success. The Dream It, Be It event will take place in the Spring of 2019. Date, time and location will be announced. Girls and their parents/guardians can learn more and sign up for the program visiting, http://lagrandesoroptimist.org.
Throughout the day, the girls will attend sessions based on the following topics:
- Discovering your dreams
- Exploring careers
- Creating achievable goals
- Rising above obstacles
- Turning failure into success
- Balancing your stress
- Putting dreams into action
“Because we don’t expect that all girls will know what they want to do for the rest of their lives and we also know that plans change, the skills developed through the day can be applied to any goals the girls identify throughout their education and careers. The girls will also have the opportunity to speak with working women and perhaps arrange a mentorship with a woman whose career interests them.”
In addition to learning important life skills, the girls will also leave with a variety of other resources and fun items.
Dream It, Be It joins with the long-running Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women to create the “Soroptimist Dream Programs,” which provide sustainable, measurable change for women and girls, and ensure they have access to the education and training needed to reach their full potential and live their dreams. The Live Your Dream Awards assist women by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and job prospects.
Soroptimist International of La Grande is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, a cause-related philanthropic federation of clubs improving the lives of women and girls through social and economic empowerment. The La Grande Soroptimists join 1,300 Soroptimist clubs in 20 countries and territories that empower women and girls through volunteer projects, such as cash grants for education, hands-on efforts to end domestic violence, career mentoring for girls, women’s health initiatives and many other community-based projects. For more information on how Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls, visit www.Soroptimist.org.