Dream It, Be It

Dream It, Be It February 2021 Update!

A word from the committee:  Our Dream It, Be It program was a success, touching the lives of 12 sophomore girls and 3 junior mentors. Despite the fact we had to share the workshop via zoom, we were assured from the sophomore counselor, Andreanna Fertig-Marlow, the feedback was positive from the students. We could not have completed the program without Andreanna’s assistance at the Scottsbluff High School. Her assistance was amazing! I personally want to thank Ronda Kinsey for ALL her assistance in helping this rookie get organized and learn the ropes to make the DIBI experience positive. Ronda also got the DIBI program off to a positive start by sharing expectations, leading the girls to establish ground rules so they knew the time spent at DIBI was a safe place for all who attended. Also, a special thank you to Joan Cromer who offered support throughout the whole program via zoom! Thanks to Kathy Peters who led the session on creating a Vision Board, one of the most popular sessions the girls participated in to start the program. Special thanks to Alena Haun who led 2 sessions with the girls, Colleen Johnson wrapping up the sessions on our last day, and Lisa Betz-Marquez who led a destressing lesson using her expertise in yoga. The sessions shared with the girls offered lessons in identifying personal values, exploring careers, setting goals, dealing with setbacks, solutions to obstacles, how to care for yourself, dealing with and balancing stress, and putting their dreams into action! We look forward to hopefully meeting face to face next year where personal connections and relationships can be shared and nurtured. We hope those girls who want to visit with a Soroptimist member this year that has pursued careers they too hope to aspire to will be able to visit via email, texts, or zoom.

Sincerely, Kari Huber DIBI chairperson

Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls will help girls grow up to be strong, successful, happy adults. Dream It, Be It targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to their future success. It provides girls with access to professional role models, career education and the resources to live their dreams. Soroptimist clubs will 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. The topics covered include career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, overcoming obstacles to success and how to move forward after setbacks or failures.

Dream It, Be It -- Soroptimist's New Program for Girls