“A global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls

through programs leading to social and economic empowerment."

Soroptimist International of Oakdale

Distinguished Young Women Program

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is the proud sponsor of the Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program. Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments. The program has provided life-changing experiences for more than 730,000 young women and more than $100 million in cash scholarships has been awarded at the local, state, and national levels combined. Many participants leave the program with scholarships to help them with their college education, but all of them walk away with friendships, life skills, and increased self-confidence. Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future.

 The Distinguished Young Women platform is "Be Your Best Self," which encourages the following elements: getting a good education, community service, proper nutrition, staying fit, living by moral principles, setting goals, and striving to reach those goals.  
Junior class girls that reside in the 95361 zip code area are eligible to participate in the Oakdale program held annually in February at Magnolia School Auditorium.  For more information, visit www.oakdale.ca.distinguishedyw.org.