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.

Shenita – 2018 Live Your Dream Awardee

Shenita – 2018 Live Your Dream Awardee

Shenita will receive her Bachelor of Science in Genetics from NC State University this spring. Her goal is to work in research and ultimately to attain a future dual degree in law and medicine.  Shenita has overcome many barriers – abuse, teen parenting, and...

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Jennifer – 2018 Live Your Dream Awardee

Jennifer – 2018 Live Your Dream Awardee

Jennifer will complete her Bachelor of Arts degree at Meredith College this spring with a double major in criminology and sociology. She will begin her career in the field of law as a paralegal. A single mother to three boys, Jennifer has faced challenges of poverty,...

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Sabrina – 2018 Live Your Dream Awardee

Sabrina – 2018 Live Your Dream Awardee

Sabrina is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies through University of North Carolina Greensboro’s online program. Her goal is to impact children’s lives with the love of learning as a certified teacher. As a single mother...

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Thadene -2017 Live Your Dream Awardee

Thadene -2017 Live Your Dream Awardee

Thadene expects to graduate in 2018 from Miller-Motte College with her Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Her immediate career goal is to obtain a job in the social work field to help struggling families and youth. Growing up, Thadene lacked emotional stability and...

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Selena – 2017 Live Your Dream Awardee

Selena – 2017 Live Your Dream Awardee

Selena is on track to earn her Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Wake Tech Community College in May 2017. She has been accepted into North Carolina Central University for the fall term.Selena’s goals include working with at-risk youth, attending law school,...

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Nina – 2017 Live Your Dream Awardee

Nina – 2017 Live Your Dream Awardee

Nina is working diligently to achieve her goal of becoming a Registered Nurse and fulfilling her dream of serving people. Nina finished the first phase of her studies in 2013. After practicing her skills training at Pettigrew Rehabilitation Healthcare in Durham, she...

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