Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Awards program helps women reach their educational goals

Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Awards program is a unique education grant for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

This year Cypress Soroptimist awarded 4 deserving young women from Cypress College Live Your Dream Awards.

Over half of our Live Your Dream Awards recipients are survivors of domestic violence, trafficking or sexual assault. Nearly all of the women and families we serve have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, teen pregnancy, and drug or alcohol addiction. Live Your Dream Awards recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation. Every year, Soroptimist distributes more than $2.6 million in education grants to about 1,700 women all over the world.

We are very proud to be part of a program that is so impactful for women in our Cypress community. It was a wonderful and moving Zoom presentation and a reminder of why we do this each year. If you are interested in joining us empowering women and girls please email [email protected]

This article was released by the Cypress Soroptimist.