Throughout history and still to this day, women and girls all over the world face obstacles solely because of gender. Women and girls disproportionately suffer from poverty and discrimination. It is for this reason Soroptimist, an organization of and by women, chooses to focus on the special challenges facing women and girls.
Rocky Mountain Region participates in the Soroptimist International of the Americas and the Soroptimist International projects. Rocky Mountain Region annually selects 4 recipients from the club winners for the region level of the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award.
The Governor’s Project in the Rocky Mountain Region started in 2000 when the Youth Forums ended. The Children of Peace International (COPI) presented its work to the 1999 Fall District III & IV Meeting hosted by SI Fort Collins in Estes Park, Colorado. From that moving presentation, the idea of projects for COPI was born. COPI is a humanitarian organization which serves the people of Vietnam by developing the capability of the people to help themselves.
- Rocky Mountain Region offers a friendship grant to Soroptimists from another country to visit our region each biennium. Clubs also form Friendship Links with other clubs around the world.
- Rocky Mountain Region Grant of Friendship Application
Soroptimist International Projects:
Soroptimist International of the Americas Dream Programs
Soroptimist’s Dream Programs – Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women® and Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls® – ensure women and girls access the education and training required to reach their full potential and live their dreams. Soroptimist is committed to investing in programs which demonstrate a sustainable, measurable change for women and girls.