Dream Believe Achieve!
Our club SILJ, is a member of Soroptimist International, a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to transform the lives of women and girls. SI members number about 80,000 in 130 countries and territories. We are particularly concerned with providing women and girls access to education, considered the most effective path to self-determination and success. Our Club participate in the Soroptimist Dream Programs. These programs ensure women and girls have access to the education and training they need to reach their full potential. We offer both the Violet Richardson scholarship for teen girls working to improve the lives of others as well as our Live Your Dream Awards for female heads of household looking to improve there ability to care for their family. The final dream program is Dream It, Be It, a one day workshop for 10th and 11th grade girls that empowers them to pursue their career goals. This annual one day conference provides access to professional role models, career education and the resources to plan a successful future. A committee of girls from La Jolla high schools join with SI club members to plan and be a part of the conference presentations.
Three Year Focus
Active Military and Veteran Women
COMMUNITY PROJECTS with LOCAL IMPACT:
Soroptimist International of La Jolla is known for our ability to identify and support needs in our community - by our hands on participation, leadership and monetary contributions. When we work together AND financially support a group, we exponentially make a difference,
The focus program we have identified for 2015- 2018 is supporting Veteran and Active Military Women. The emphasis of this program includes volunteering and hands-on mentoring to promote successful transition to civilian life in order to meet the unique needs of military women.