Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Approximately 76,000 Soroptimists in over 120 countries and territories support community-based and global projects benefiting women and girls. The organization is particularly concerned with providing women and girls access to education, as this is the most effective path to self-determination.
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.
Soroptimist International (SI) Moses Lake, as enthusiastic women and community advocates, dedicate ourselves to women and children locally and throughout the world by empowering them to live their dreams according to their own values. [Read more…]
Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls is a program designed to help girls grow up to be strong, successful women. The program provides girls with access to professional role models, career education and the resources to achieve their dreams. SI Moses Lake hosts an annual Fall Conference and a Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon for High School girls in Grant County. Girls are able to interact with professional women from the community while learning about career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, and overcoming obstacles to success and how to move forward after setbacks or failures. Both the Conference and the Spring Fashion Show provide girls with tools to grow and encourage them to DREAM. We believe – if You can Dream It, You can BE IT!
Dream It, Be It: Career & College Conference for Girls – Please check back in August for the fall 2017 registration link.
Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon – Please check back in Febraury for the spring 2018 registration link.
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The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.
In addition to providing the primary financial support for their families, eligible applicants must be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate financial need.
Each year, Soroptimist International Moses Lake awards $5,000 to women overcoming enormous obstacles to pursue and achieve their dreams. Live Your Dream Awards recipients may use Your Dream Awards recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation.
Soroptimist International Moses Lake is proud to participate in Live Your Dream Awards. Learn more & join the community on LiveYourDream.Org
Submit your application:
APPLICATION FOR 2017 AWARDS AVAILABLE July 1, 2017-November 15, 2017
For more information about Live Your Dream Awards, please click here.
Soroptimist International (SI) Moses Lake is always looking for ways to increase our impact in the community. As our community grows, so does the need to encourage and empower women and girls. SI Moses Lake is always seeking women passionate about making a difference in the lives of women and girls in our local community and throughout the world. As a Soroptimist member you will enjoy the benefits of belonging to a community while contributing to the improvement of the lives of women and girls.
Care4kids was the first signature project created by SIML in the fall of 2008. The project aims to promote improved self image and school performance by ensuring that children at the youngest grade levels are given tools needed to help them be successful. By providing some basic necessities the children are then able to concentrate on their school work and have an improved self image.
Children in Moses Lake School District K-5 are eligible for the Care4Kids program. MLSD teachers or counselors are able to identify children in need of a Care4Kids Backpack grant. SIML members collaborate with MLSD to determine sizes and identify items needed for the child(ren). Members fill a brand-new backpack with clothing and school supplies, including socks, underwear, jeans, shirts, tennis shoes, coat or jacket – depending on the season, books, and any needed school supplies. Hygiene kits filled with full-sized items and a haircut voucher to Ram from Blades on Broadway are also included. SIML members fulfill all requests from MLSD within three school days. In an effort to remain discrete all orders are delivered to the student by a school counselor. Children are ecstatic to receive new items and to be treated to a salon experience by Ram. Counselors and teachers often express the change in the child. SIML depends on the generosity of the community to meet the needs of the Care4Kids program and we are amazed to see the difference one backpack can make in a child’s life.
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