2015-2016 Impact & Club Engagement Report - Soroptimist

In 2015-2016, 8,634 girls participated in Dream It, Be It through 443 projects hosted by Soroptimist clubs. Of those projects, 239 were conferences and 204 were ...
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2015-2016 Impact & Club Engagement Report SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF THE AMERICAS

In 2015-2016, 8,634 girls participated in Dream It, Be It through 443 projects hosted by Soroptimist clubs. Of those projects, 239 were conferences and 204 were a series of small group mentoring sessions. Clubs contributed 24,825 volunteer hours (27% increase from 2014-2015) and $264,579

(107% increase from 2014-2015) in support of local Dream It, Be It projects. Using a participant evaluation form, clubs collected responses from girls after each Dream It, Be It project and entered them into an online evaluation tool. For 2015-2016 the evaluation tool

collected responses on behalf of 5,096 participants (60% of reported participants). The results are as follows:        

90% of girls report feeling more confident about their future success 87% of girls report feeling more prepared to pursue their career goals 80% of girls report Dream It, Be It has provided them with new tools to overcome obstacles to their success 75% of girls report Dream It, Be It has provided them with new tools to overcome setbacks 87% of girls report understanding how their values can connect to possible careers

78% of girls report know women who want to support their professional aspirations 87% of girls report being introduced to professional role models 86% of girls report creating achievable goals for their future

In addition to these quantifiable results, SIA also received feedback from girls about how the program has affected their lives: United States  I learned how to be a better version of myself.  This workshop was truly inspiring. I'm so excited now I have so many resources to help me begin my life.  My favorite part of Dream It, Be It was how [Soroptimists] allowed everyone to continue their dreams and were behind us 100% of the way. Canada  Honestly, this program was amazing. It really helped me.  Learning about strategies to cope in difficult situations helped... hearing inspiring stories about other women leaders was motivational… finding resources on campus or in the community was helpful. 1709 Spruce St. | Philadelphia, PA 19103 | 215-893-9000 | [email protected] | Soroptimist.org | LiveYourDream.org © Soroptimist International of the Americas

2015-2016 DIBI IMPACT AND CLUB PARTICIPATION REPORT Japan  I have learned what possibilities in society are available to us women and got more inspired about the future.  I considered my future, taking various perspectives into consideration, without being trapped by stereotypes.  I have understood that you can make your dream come by working hard for it and not giving it up. Korea  I became an optimist and decided not to give up just being occupied by the thought that my family is poor.

Club Participation In 2015-2016, a total of 432 clubs engaged with Dream It, Be It. This was a 4% decrease from clubs reporting plans to participate in 2014-2015. Clubs engage with Dream It, Be It through participating (P) or supporting (S) another club’s project. America del Sur Region SI/Alto Parana (P) SI/Cochabamba (P) SI/Concepcion (P) SI/Lecheria (P)

SI/Miranda (P) SI/Oruro (P) SI/Paso De Los Libres (P)

Brazil Region SI/Brasilia (P) SI/Canoas (P) SI/Cubatao (P) SI/Guarapuava (P) SI/Lages (P)

SI/Ponta Grossa (P) SI/Rio Do Sul (P) SI/Rio Negro (P) SI/Santos-Praia (P)

Camino Real Region SI/Alhambra/SanGabriel/SanMarino (P) SI/Downey, CA (P) SI/Greater Santa Clarita Valley, CA (P)

Desert Coast Region SI/Artesia-Cerritos, CA (P) SI/Azusa-Glendora, CA (P) SI/El Centro, CA (P)

SI/Los Angeles West-Santa Monica, CA (S) SI/Los Angeles, CA (P)

SI/Huntington Beach, CA (P) SI/Newport Harbor Area, CA (P)

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8 Clubs SI/Santiago (P)

12 Clubs SI/Sao Bento Do Sul (P) SI/Sao Paulo (P) SI/Sao Vicente (P)

9 Clubs SI/Manhattan