From Left to Right: Member Glenna Paris, 2018 Live Your Dream Award Winner: Hannah Archange Merilan, 2018 Women in Transition Award Winner: Sara Booton, Past President Suzy Hutchinson, President Jill Keegan
Live Your Dream Awards
Since 1972, the Soroptimist International of the Americas’ Live Your Dream Awards program has disbursed more than $30M to tens of thousands of women who have overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges to pursue their dreams. They are women – just like you – who have had the courage and determination to turn their lives around.
Education is the pathway to economically empowering women and girls.
Women in Transition Award
This award program focuses on supporting women who have or are going through transition later in life and are seeking support for their journey toward a new and meaningful goal. Soroptimist of Stuart initiated this award to support the needs of women who have recently undergone major life changes, such as divorce or widowhood. Our aim is to assist women to move on with their lives through education. This award will help them achieve their goals of independence through education, from technical/medical certification through advanced degrees.
Youth Service Award
Soroptimist International of Stuart recognizes young women in their Sophomore – Senior year of high school who have had significant impact through volunteer activity in the area of drug prevention, crime, the environment, and poverty through the SIS Youth Service Award. Our primary aim is to recognize outcomes that positively impact women and girls.