Club Success Stories
Dream It, Be It
SI/Upper Montgomery County has hosted several great Dream It, Be It projects in recent years. The club has gone above and beyond by offering a total of $6,000 in scholarships to girls who complete Dream It, Be It, a scholarship application, and interview.
The club's tip for success? Invite a group of girls to act as an advisory council! There's no better way to tailor your project to girls' interests and needs.
Dream It, Be It has been rewarding for the girls and for the club: the club has welcomed 13 new members in light of their project's success.
SI/David brought in partners and professional women to make their conference a success. In collaboration with two local universities, the Chamber of Commerce, and the United Organization for Education, SI/David invited professional women from various fields to share their stories with girls.
Girls also heard from the previous year’s participants, who spoke about how the program motivated them to become leaders and follow their dreams. The club has developed strong relationships with local universities and businesses, and attracted nine new members.
SI/Simi Valley put a unique twist on Session 6: "Balancing Your Stress" by including art therapy led by a past Live Your Dream Award recipient. What a creative way to share her skills with the girls!
Based on their interests, girls were also matched in small groups with professional women. Girls received personalized attention and asked women about their careers over lunch.
SI/Tri Cities spreads their annual August conference over two days so they can invite guest speakers from a variety of careers. After the conference, the clubs holds follow-up workshops on topics that the girls request. Utilizing a once-monthly free meeting space at their local library, the club has hosted Saturday workshops about scholarships, planning for post-secondary education, and more.