Local Soroptimist club to provide career guidance and mentorship to girls during one-day conference
February 4, 2019 - Soroptimist International of Mariposa will host a day-long conference for high school-age girls, where they will learn about career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, and overcoming obstacles to success. The “Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls” program aims to help girls grow to be strong, successful and happy adults.
The Dream It, Be It event will take place on Saturday, February 23 at the Mariposa Senior Center at 5246 Spriggs Lane, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Girls and their parents/guardians can learn more and sign up for the program by contacting Kathy Leonard at the Mariposa County High School at (209) 742-0260 Ext. 2235. Attendance is limited to the first twenty girls who sign-up.
Throughout the day, the girls will attend sessions based on the following topics:
- Discovering your dreams
- Exploring careers
- Creating achievable goals
- Rising above obstacles
- Turning failure into success
- Balancing your stress
- Putting dreams into action
“Because we don’t expect that all girls will know what they want to do for the rest of their lives and we also know that plans change, the skills developed through the day can be applied to any goals the girls identify throughout their education and careers,” said organizer and Chair of the event, Debbie Lester. “The girls will also have the opportunity to speak with working women and perhaps arrange a mentorship with a woman whose career interests them.”
In addition to learning important life skills, the girls will also leave with a variety of other resources and fun items.
Dream It, Be It joins with the long-running Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women to create the “Soroptimist Dream Programs,” which provide sustainable, measurable change for women and girls, and ensure they have access to the education and training needed to reach their full potential and live their dreams. The Live Your Dream Awards assist women by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and job prospects.Soroptimist International of Mariposa is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, a cause-related philanthropic federation of clubs improving the lives of women and girls through social and economic empowerment. The Mariposa Soroptimists join 1,300 Soroptimist clubs in 20 countries and territories that empower women and girls through volunteer projects, such as cash grants for education, hands-on efforts to end domestic violence, career mentoring for girls, women’s health initiatives and many other community-based projects. For more information on how Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls, visit <Soroptimist.org>.