Dream It, Be It

Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls will 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. Soroptimist clubs will 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. The topics covered include career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, overcoming obstacles to success and how to move forward after setbacks or failures.

Our Alumnae event for the girls who participated in our pilot Dream It, Be It program took place on October 13, 2018 at the Saratoga Regional YMCA. The girls caught up with each other, completed Module 5: Turning Failure into Success and then did an interactive team and trust building ropes course. We will be asking the seniors to be on our advisory committee, help with recruitment for the Spring Event and attend the Event to assist.
 
The Spring Event tentatively will be in early April 2019 at the Saratoga Regional YMCA.  Invitations will go out soon to principals and guidance counselors at rural high schools in Saratoga County, including BOCES.  We hope to expand the number of participants this year.  The girls will complete Modules  (1) Discovering Your Dreams, (2) Exploring Careers and (3) Creating Achievable Goals.  We are also working on speakers for the event.
 
You can find out more about the DIBI workshops at the Events tab on this website or by contacting:
 
Susan Bartkowski at susan.bartkowski@gmail.com    or      Ann Lobosco at calobosco@yahoo.com
 

Read here about our pilot event, held at the Saratoga Springs YMCA 
on Saturday, March 24, 2018 with support from M & T Bank.

Read here about our alumnae event, held at the Saratoga Springs YMCA on Saturday, October 13, 2018. 

Dream It, Be It -- Soroptimist's New Program for Girls