Career Support Workshop for Girls-Betsy Kreger, DIBI Coordinator
The Soroptimist program 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. 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.
Far too many girls face barriers on the pathway to achieving their dreams.
Obstacles such as poverty, teen dating violence, and teen pregnancy can get in the way of a girl’s ability to make her dreams a reality. Dream It, Be It equips girls to overcome their obstacles, set goals, and head towards success.
Soroptimist Palm Desert embraces this program and we realize that our Coachella Valley girls face many obstacles as they navigate their middle and high school years. Due to COVID-19 closing of schools, this face-to-face program has limited our club’s meeting with the girls, and we are pausing this program, realizing that these young girls have “zoom fatigue” and the benefits of the DIBI program would be limited. Our club is ready to proceed as soon as school is back to “normal”. We look forward to that time.
Betsy McKay Kreger