Since 2007 the Soroptimist of Salt Lake have been buying college books for women and girls who have participated in the Live Your Dream and/or Dream It - Be It programs. Many of these women and girls are in financial situations that assist them with grants, but books are typically extra. This has been a very successful program where we have seen a number of young mothers graduate from college with the help of the Soroptimist for their books.
“The Soroptimist have helped since I have started college buying me books by going every semester to the school bookstore. I am very glad they are still helping me with books even after graduating college and going on to the university. If it wasn’t for the help of the Soroptimist, I don’t think I would have gotten this far in my career because it would be very difficult to buy books for myself.
Kaili Barnes-Black (shown above with Soroptimist member Carma Ingram) was honored at our 2019 Awards Banquet for participating in the College Book Program