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Soroptimist’s “Dream It, Be It” is a program designed to help teenage girls grow up to be strong, confident, successful, and happy adults. It is a career support curriculum that not only allows girls to “dream” of future success, but to learn about career opportunities and implement the practical skills needed to set and achieve goals, overcome obstacles, and reach their “dreams.” Watch our events page for our next “Dream It, Be It” workshop in Nashville.
Slavery is a harsh reality for millions of people the world over who find themselves trapped in an exploitative and abusive system, bought and sold like objects, and treated with no dignity or human decency.
In 2007, Soroptimist launched a major campaign—Soroptimists STOP Trafficking—aimed at raising awareness about the devastating practice of sex trafficking. SI Music City Nashville began working directly with End Slavery TN, a nonprofit organization that provides training to help the community and professionals recognize the signs of trafficking; works with programs to prevent trafficking of minors; advocates for change in conjunction with government, law enforcement and other organizations; and provides aftercare for survivors.
Club members have provided gift cards for survivors, assisted with projects in the End Slavery office, provided Christmas for a survivor, and spoken in the community for awareness. We currently provide birthday boxes and birthday cakes each month for survivors. Since 2014, we have held a Human Trafficking Symposium in January during Human Trafficking Awareness Month. We strive to educate our own community about the dangers (particularly internet and pornography) for minors, as well as teaching the warning signs of trafficking.
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The Live Your Dream Award is a cash award given annually to a woman who has overcome obstacles and provides the primary source of income for her family. She must be enrolled or accepted in a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate a financial need. The cash award may be used to offset any costs associated with the winner’s efforts to attain higher education. The application of the local winner is sent to Southern Region for consideration in further awards. Click on the link above to begin the application process.