By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Dream It, Be It Career Support Workshop Hosted For Teen Girls
Shown are teen participants at the recent Dream It, Be It workshop, posing with committee members from the local Soroptimist International of Oakdale group that put on the event. Photo Contributed

Area high school girls recently had the opportunity to explore future options.

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale hosted a “Dream It, Be It Career Support for Girls” workshop after school on Wednesday, Nov. 1 in the Oakdale High School library. The group of high school girls participated in four sessions led by Soroptimist members: Balancing Stress, Rising Above Obstacles, Turning Failure into Success, and Values/Putting Dreams into Action. During the last session, the girls created keepsake collages that reflected their dreams.

As a concluding activity, the girls were provided with “Dreams Do Come True” pillows in which they placed notes to themselves inside the pillowcases as reminders of their values, dreams, and future aspirations.

The next workshop will be held Thursday, Jan. 18, from 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Oakdale High School library and is open to high school age girls. The workshop will focus on career aspirations and feature a career panel of professional women. Lunch and snacks will be provided and prize drawings will occur throughout the workshop. To register, visit the Oakdale Soroptimist website at, email, or call/text 209-845-7132.

Soroptimist Dream Programs: Dream It, Be It and Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women are the “Soroptimist Dream Programs” created to provide sustainable, measurable change for women and girls, and ensure they have access to the education and training needed to reach their full potential and live their dreams. Soroptimist International of Oakdale is currently accepting applications for its annual Live Your Dream Awards. To apply, call 209-655-8305, email, or apply online at by Nov. 10.

Soroptimist Mission: Oakdale is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, a cause-related philanthropic federation of clubs improving the lives of women and girls through social and economic empowerment. To learn more about Soroptimist International of Oakdale, visit their website or visit them on Facebook at Oakdale Soroptimist and Instagram at soroptimist_of_oakdale.