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.
Get involved – as a student participant or mentor. To learn more, click here.
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.
According to the report from the Girl Scout Research Institute, Exploring Girls’ Leadership, girls believe that being a leader means making a difference in the world. It means
focusing on helping others and making a commitment to fight against social injustices. The Violet Richardson Award program recognizes young women ages 14-17 for demonstrating
leadership by identifying an issue that is important to them in their communities and the world and addressing it through their volunteer efforts. In addition to recognizing young
women for their efforts to make the world a better place, the program provides recipients with leadership opportunities to encourage and support them to continue their work as
Leadership for these girls is defined as having identified a social, political and/or economic need, locally or globally, and taking action to address the need and bring about positive
change. This award is based solely on the applicant’s volunteer work and leadership qualities. This award is an opportunity to honor a girl who might not otherwise receive
recognition. She may not be the best student, thebest athlete, or the most popular girl in school, but she is committed to making the world a better place. The amount is $600 cash award that goes to a 14-17 year old girl who volunteers in her community to make her community and world a better place.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
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