Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls
The gender gap in global education is closing, but it's only half the journey. Adolescent girls must feel empowered to control of their future. They need role models, training, and resources so their education translates to good jobs and good decisions.
What We Do
Information and Resources
Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls provides the information and resources girls want and need to be successful. It targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to their success.
As a curriculum-based program, Dream It, Be It addresses topics such as exploring careers, creating achievable goals, rising above obstacles, turning failures into success, and creating action plans for realizing dreams.
Mentors lead girls through simulation games, conversations about personal values and resilience, and activities to balance stress and identify action steps for long-term goals.
What Girls Are Saying:
"It is good to know I am not alone."
"Dream It, Be It gives me hope."
"It was really good being able to connect Dream It, Be It back to things that happen in real life."
"Dream It, Be It gave a feeling of relief and comfort. I felt I had a voice."
Our research found that girls want:
62%A Quality Education
44%Access to Mentors
41%To Feel Safe
Girls with dreams become women with vision.
But they can't do it alone. Through mentorship, career guidance, and connections to information and resources, Dream It, Be It prepares girls to navigate their path from dreams to reality.
"The most important thing that will help me achieve my dreams is someone who takes the journey with me."
Here's What You Can Do To Help
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