This newest Soroptimist program has been developed and SIKL is looking at ways to implement it in the near future, with a focus on the needs specific to our communities in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
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. SIKL 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.
One of our local secondary schools, I.E. Weldon, has organized a one day conference for approximately 150 girls in grades 7 through 10 to celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8th). Students from surrounding schools are invited to participate in the W² Women Working Conference. The emphasis is on Career Direction and Goal Setting. Women from non-traditional careers / backgrounds are invited to share with students in workshops and/or speaker time.
Soroptimist International of Kawartha Lakes has been directly involved in this program with financial support since 2017. We have also featured the benefits of being a volunteer with a display table, provided take-away gifts to attendees and compiled a survey with results, in order to improve the conference.
We look forward to working with the secondary schools within the City of Kawartha Lakes, and providing their students with the Dream It, Be It Program.