Dream It, Be It
Our Soroptimist Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls program empowers girls to break cycles of poverty, violence, and abuse by giving them the self-confidence and knowledge they need to achieve success in their future careers and personal lives.
What We Do
Although all girls face barriers because of their gender, we prioritize working with girls who have additional obstacles including poverty, unstable home lives, living in foster care, or teen motherhood. Soroptimist clubs work in partnership with girls in small groups or a conference setting to provide them with the information and resources they want and need to be successful.
There When It Matters Most
By reaching girls while they are still young, we not only can help them stay healthy and safe in the short term, but we can reduce the number of women in crisis in the future. Putting them on a path will help them realize their dreams.
Topics We Cover
- Career opportunities
- Setting and achieving goals
- Overcoming obstacles to success
- Moving forward after setbacks or failures
Why We Do It
Far too many girls—especially in underserved communities—derail on the pathway to economic achievement and bright futures. They are particularly vulnerable to teen dating violence, sex trafficking, and becoming moms while still in their teens.
After completing a rigorous research and development process, we launched Dream It, Be It. The program reaches girls in secondary school and provides them with access to professional role models, mentors, and career education.
Soroptimist launched the Dream It, Be It curriculum in 2015. Since then, more than 20,000 girls around the world have participated. Dream It, Be It puts girls on the path to success and helps them grow up to be strong, successful, and happy adults. This award-winning program has been recognized for its effectiveness and positive impact.
feel more confident about their future success
have new tools to overcome obstacles to their success
feel more prepared to pursue their career goals
I loved the whole idea of empowering us. They made us feel like no matter our background or situation, we can make it. We can become something successful."
—Dream It, Be It participant
The Research Behind Dream It, Be It
Our innovative Dream It, Be It curriculum was designed based on rigorous research. We interviewed and surveyed hundreds of girls in 22 countries. They told us they need:
We also interviewed experts on adolescent girls and spoke with Soroptimists to ensure we developed a program that reflects both girls’ needs and the ability of our volunteers to deliver.
Help Girls Reach Their Potential