By Terry Kovarik
Women who’ve put off their own goals to raise their kids or who’ve been left on their own have a way to take on life’s challenges and succeed. The Women’s Fund of Door County has started a program called “Invest, Dream, Achieve”. The program helps women to invest in themselves through education or job training, set a timetable to reach that goal and then become comfortable making financial decisions. It’s run through Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. And Student Support Specialist Katie Smullen says it sets goals beyond graduation day.
This is the first year of “Invest, Dream, Achieve”. 14 women are now in the program. The Women’s Fund of Door County also gives each participant a three-hundred dollar check at the end of each successfully completed semester.