Dream It, Be It 2018 Our Second Year

Sheldon High School, Elk Grove Unified School District.

Our “2018 Dream It, Be It” class at Sheldon High School.


Dream It, Be It, Program Update

Soroptimist International of Elk Grove concluded its second Dream It, Be It
program at Sheldon High School on February 10. The program provided
participants with career support and guidance. Through education and
access to role models, the program aims to empower girls to pursue career
goals and reach their full potential. In seven sessions during four full-day
Saturday workshops, the participants learned about career opportunities,
setting and achieving goals, overcoming obstacles to success, and moving
forward after setbacks. The participants had the opportunity to work closely
with Soroptimist members who are professional and respected women in
the community who work together on projects that benefit women and girls.
Soroptimists collaborated with other community members to lead girls
through activities that helped them develop skills relevant to whatever
career they choose to pursue.

During the four full-day workshops, the girls had access to guest speakers:
Holly Lakatos, Law Librarian and Archivist for the State of California Court
of Appeals, LauraJean Lawrence, R.N., Diana McKnight, O.D., Pamela
Harris, Director of Nursing- Public Health Davison Manager for the
Department of Health and Human Services, Claudia Niedzielski, Realtor,
Michelle Orrock, lobbyist, Lisa Wood Harada, speech pathologist. The
seven sessions were facilitated by Soroptimist members Tracey Edwards,
Sherry McLellan, Peggy Ursin, Mary Ann Chappelle, Diane Hollingshead,
Florrie Oneto and LauraJean Lawrence.

At the conclusion of the fourth day, a graduation ceremony was held which
was attended by the parents of the participants, a representative of
Assemblyman Jim Cooper, Chris Mateo, Sheldon H.S. Principal, Paula
Duncan, as well as Soroptimist members. The girls were presented with
Certificates of Completion by Dream It, Be It Program Chair, Sharon
Renzo, and Certificates of Achievement from Assemblyman Cooper from
the State of California.

A reception followed the presentation and the girls were given a goody bag
filled with items donated by Soroptimist of Elk Grove.
Soroptimist International of Elk Grove sincerely appreciates the opportunity
to provide this program to Sheldon High School students and is looking
forward to doing so again in 2019.

Tracey Edwards

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