Soroptimist International of the Americas
Philippines Region (A Foundation),Inc.
This program seek to reach girls who do not have access to the resources or information to live their dreams. We focus on girls in secondary school who, in most cases, are between the ages of 14 and 18. Girls of other ages might benefit from the program but we identified this need for these girls in the year long research done to create the program. Although all girls face barrier because of their gender, we are trying to reach girls that have additional obstacles including poverty, unstable home lives, living in foster care, or are teen mothers. Helping these girls identify their career goals and path to success will help them to overcome the barriers and obstacles they face in their future. Specifically, these girls:
Face obstacles to their success
Are at risk for having their dreams derailed
Lack access to professional role models
Do not have access to career education
Do not know what steps to take to accomplish their goals
Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls gives girls the tools they need to achieve their education and career goals, empowering them to break cycles of poverty, violence, and abuse.
Soroptimist launched the Dream It, Be It curriculum in 2015. Since then, more than 20,000 girls around the world have participated.