Real Stories

Live Your Dream Award Recipients

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women program is our signature service project. The awards are designed to give women heads of households, who are the primary source of financial support for their families, the opportunity to achieve their career goals.  Below you can read the REAL STORIES from Live Your Dream Award Recipients.

Shanetta – 2021 Live Your Dream Awardee

Shanetta is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition from Meredith College while working part-time and raising two children. She decided to pursue her degree after the death of her spouse. She needed to prove to herself, and to her two young children, that...

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Kayla – 2021 Live Your Dream Awardee

Kayla is pursuing an Associate Degree of Nursing at Wake Technical Community College while working part-time and caring for a young child. She plans to complete her degree in December 2021. Growing up, Kayla saw the challenges of a parent battling a chronic illness...

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Bertha – 2021 Live Your Dream Awardee

Bertha is pursuing an associate degree in business administration at Durham Technical Community College while working full-time and raising two children. Bertha had her first child at a young age and decided to pursue her degree while pregnant with her second. She...

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Latisha – 2021 Live Your Dream Awardee

Latisha is working to obtain her Associate of Science Degree in Medical Administration from Gwinnett College in November 2021. She sees this as a first step towards her goal of becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Latisha was raised by her grandmother as her own...

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Lyndsay – 2020 Live Your Dream Awardee

Lyndsay – 2020 Live Your Dream Awardee

Lyndsay will graduate from the University of North Carolina, Pembroke with her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology in December 2020. With this degree, she can become a supervisor in the Peer Support field where she currently works as a certified Career Support Specialist....

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Shameda – 2020 Live Your Dream Awardee

Shameda – 2020 Live Your Dream Awardee

Shameda’s passion has always been serving and caring for the underserved population. She will complete her current program at Durham Technical Community College in May. After passing the exam to become a Registered Nurse, she will seek work on a Labor and Delivery...

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