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.

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,...

read more
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...

read more
Shameka – 2016 Live Your Dreams Awardee

Shameka – 2016 Live Your Dreams Awardee

Shameka is pursuing her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education at Wake Tech Community College. She has already completed a Child Care Certificate at Wayne Community College. Shameka became interested in the child care field when she was in high school and she...

read more
Adrienne – 2016 Live Your Dream Awardee

Adrienne – 2016 Live Your Dream Awardee

Adrienne’s long term goal is to become a cosmetic dermatologist. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Medicine Nutrition at NC Agriculture & Technical State University. She plans to attend an osteopathic medical school after completing...

read more
Mollie – 2016 Live Your Dreams Awardee

Mollie – 2016 Live Your Dreams Awardee

Molli’s current job in furniture sales has helped her find her career niche. She is pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. Molli is studying interior design with a goal of working first in residential design, and later in...

read more
Shont’e – 2015 Live Your Dream Awardee

Shont’e – 2015 Live Your Dream Awardee

Shont’e is a student at Mt. Olive University, Washington NC. Her immediate career goal is to obtain a Bachelor Degree in criminal justice so that she can help individuals who have made some wrong choices get a fresh start in life. Her long term career goal is to...

read more