“Dream It, Be It” Career Support For Girls

Soroptimist International of Klamath Falls, OR will host a day-long conference for Freshman and Sophomore high school girls, where they will learn about career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, and overcoming obstacles to success.

The Dream It, Be It event will take place on Sat. April 4th from 8:30 am-4:30 pm at Klamath Community College, Building 7. Girls and their parents/guardians can learn more and or register by contacting Susan Crismon at amcfan79@msn.com or call 541-281-8706. *Homeschooled students are also encouraged to register.

Throughout the day, the girls will attend sessions that feature topics such as discovering your dreams, exploring careers, rising above obstacles, balancing stress and putting dreams into action.

“Because we don’t expect that all girls will know what they want to do for the rest of their lives and we also know that plans change, the skills developed through the day can be applied to any goals the girls identify throughout their education and careers,” said Club President Judy Phearson. “The girls will also have the opportunity to speak with working women and perhaps arrange a mentorship with a woman whose career interests them.”

Some of the local guest speakers will include Heidi Neil Biggs from the Klamath Community Foundation, Terra Russo from the Ross Ragland Theater and Susan Crismon from the Oregon Department of Human Services. In addition to learning important life skills, the girls will also leave with a variety of other resources and fun items, like a Dream Journal and a Certificate of Participation.

Soroptimist International of Klamath Falls, OR is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, a cause-related philanthropic federation of clubs improving the lives of women and girls through social and economic empowerment. The Klamath Falls Soroptimists join 1,300 Soroptimist clubs in 20 countries and territories that empower women and girls through volunteer projects, such as cash grants for education, hands-on efforts to end domestic violence, career mentoring for girls, women’s health initiatives and many other community-based projects. For more information on how Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls, visit Soroptimist.org.

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