mentoring program for girls

We believe all girls have the power to grow up to be happy,
healthy adults who can live their dreams.

for girl power

We help girls tap into their girl power and stay on track to realizing their dreams through the life-changing power of Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls.

While all girls face gender barriers as they follow their dreams, having the added burden of poverty, an unstable home, foster care or teen motherhood can stop a girl in her tracks on her path to a bright future.

    program

    Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls gives a girl the role models, training and resources she needs to achieve her education and career goals, empowering her to take control of her future. After attending, she can also apply for a cash grant to be applied to education,career supplies or tuition.

    curriculum

    The topics of the innovative curriculum include identifying career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, and knowing how to turn setbacks or failures into successes. Mentors lead girls through simulation games, conversations about personal values and resilience, and activities to balance stress and identify action steps for realizing dreams.

    design

    The design of the Dream It, Be It curriculum is based on rigorous research. The designers surveyed and interviewed hundreds of girls, sought the advice of experts on adolescent girls, and solicited input from Soroptimist trainers to ensure the program offers what girls want and need and can be successfully delivered.

    registration

    Ready to tap into girl power?
    Save the date! Visit this page again early next year to register for the Dream It, Be It Girls Conference planned for March 20, 2021.

    scholarship

    After attending the conference and until mid-April 2021, high school seniors may apply for the 2021 Dream It, Be It Scholarship.

    90% of participants report feeling more confident
    about their future success!

    “It’s been really valuable to talk with others about how to navigate a career path in computer science—it’s a male-dominated field.”
    -- Mercedes
    “I learned about prioritizing, managing challenges and getting through obstacles and setbacks. I’m a stronger woman, ready to take on the next years accepting myself and what I need to do.”
    -- Erin
    “The best part was meditation. I struggle with anxiety and stress so learning how to deal with that helped a lot, especially with starting to prepare for SATs and look for colleges.”
    -- Olivia

    empower women and girls

    Helping them achieve their goals can change their lives.
    Investing in their dreams can change our world.