Live Your Dream Awards

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The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards
for Women program provides cash grants to women who are
working to better their lives through additional schooling and
skills training.

 

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Soroptimist Raleigh: We Empower Girls & Women 

Soroptimist Raleigh is a local club of Soroptimist International. Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. The name, Soroptimist, means “best for women,” and that’s what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.

Our service projects collaborate extensively with women’s groups, governmental agencies, educators, international and statewide coalitions, and concerned citizens. In terms of our local service projects:

Live Your Dream

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards
for Women program is our signature service project. This award aids women who are the primary wage earners for their families and are seeking to improve their economic status by gaining additional skills, training and education.

Live Your Dream Plus

In our “Live Your Dream Plus” program we follow up with our awardees for up to three years, mentoring them to afford ongoing support both non-financial as well as financial. With our Live Your Dream Plus program, our awardees know that there is a network of women who are ready to help in any number of ways.

Dream It Be It

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.

Real Stories

Here are a few stories of some recipeints of the Live Your Dream Awards.  Perhaps they will encourage you to take the steps to achieve your dreams, big or small.

Kristin – 2019 Live Your Dream Awardee

Kristin – 2019 Live Your Dream Awardee

Kristin is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Healthcare Administration at Wake Technical Community College. Her goal is to gain education and embark on a career that will allow her to fully provide for herself and her two children. Kristin is currently employed as a...

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Demetrica – 2019 Live Your Dream Awardee

Demetrica – 2019 Live Your Dream Awardee

Demetrica will receive her Associate’s Degree in Human Services Technology and Substance Abuse from Wake Technical Community College in December 2019. She plans to pursue a Bachelor’s degree at UNC-Greensboro. Demetrica has worked with children and adults with...

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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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News and Events

2018 Live Your Dream Awardees

2018 Live Your Dream Awardees

Soroptimist International of Raleigh, a local club of the global volunteer organization Soroptimist® that economically empowers women, awarded three recipients—Shenita, Jennifer and Sabrina—with its Live Your Dream Education and Training Awards for Women. Live Your...

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2017 Live Your Dream Awardees

Soroptimist International of Raleigh, a local club of the global volunteer organization Soroptimist® that economically empowers women, awarded three recipients—Nina, Selena and Thadene—with its Live Your Dream Education and Training Awards for Women. Live Your Dream...

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2016 Live Your Dream Awardees

2016 Live Your Dream Awardees

Soroptimist International of Raleigh, a local club of the global volunteer organization Soroptimist® that economically empowers women, awarded three recipients—Mollie, Adrienne and Shameka—with its Live Your Dream Education and Training Awards for Women. Live Your...

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