Live Your Dream Award

2020/21 Award Winner

Soroptimist International of Rio Vista is delighted to award the Live Your Dream Award for 2021 to Sydney, a Rio Vista resident with a two year old daughter. She accomplished her goal to finish her prerequisites by December, 2020. Since completing those classes she can now proceed to take the required classes to get into the LVN program at Los Medanos College. The $2500.00 award will provide Sydney the ability to achieve her degree.

In every country in the world, women and girls face obstacles and discrimination solely because of their gender. The Live Your Dream program is dedicated to helping women achieve economic empowerment. Through this program, we invest in education grants to women. This unique education grants program enables recipients to use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or skills training-such as tuition, books, childcare and transportation.

Women are economically empowered when they have control over their own finances and well being, and when they have a voice in the financial decisions to shape their lives and the lives of their families. Women are socially empowered when they have a personal sense of autonomy, self-confidence, and the power to control their private and public lives.

By empowering women and girls through access to education and training, the lives of individuals, families, and whole communities can be improved.

Live Your Dream Awards assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

The Live Your Dream Awards involves three levels of cash awards. Award amounts vary at the local Soroptimist club-level. Local-level award recipients are eligible for region-level awards of either $3,000 or $5,000. Region-level award recipients are eligible to receive one of three international-level awards of $10,000.