The Live Your Dream Award program is intended for women with primary financial responsibility for their families to obtain skills-training and education necessary to improve their employment status and standard of living for their family and themselves. The deadline to apply for the 2017 LYDA award is November 15. Download the application here, which also contains more details about eligibility requirements, etc. Download the reference form here. Please send your completed application to:
Soroptimist International of Saratoga County or email to:
P.O. Box 1074 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Attn: SLYDA Sub-Committee
We awarded the 2016 LYDA to Allison Reinhardt and look forward to her ability to Live her Dream.
Despite severe medical challenges due to Lupus, and a failed marriage due to domestic violence, she has managed to make a safe place for her children; manages to work 45-50 hrs as a fitness director and trainer for other fitness directors at the Capital District YMCA; and she works on her bachelor's degree before and after she attends to her family and her responsibilities at work daily.
Allison has clear goals and she has demonstrated that she is motivated to succeed in whatever path she follows; despite significant health issues, despite the trap of abuse in which she found herself, despite financial challenges and despite the responsibilities of being a working single parent.
She has been an inspiration to all those with whom her path has crossed. As one of her references put it: "She deserves more than she has been given in life, and gives more than others deserved.........."