Distinguished Young Women of Pocatello/Chubbuck set for March 30

January 9, 2019

The Distinguished Young Women (DYW) of Pocatello/Chubbuck, formerly named Junior Miss, will begin its 2019-20 program in January. This program is for all junior aged girls that will graduate in 2020. This year’s program will take place at the Pocatello High School Auditorium on March 30.

The mission of Distinguished Young Women is to empower outstanding high school young women by providing scholarship opportunities, developing life skills, and encouraging positive values, and to impact the lives of all young women through its “Be Your Best Self” outreach program. Many participants earn scholarships for college, but all learn life skills to help them interview for jobs, stay in school, develop healthy relationships, and have increased confidence.

The 5 Elements of the Be Your Best Self Program are:

* Be Healthy - Be physically fit and drug free.

* Be Involved - Serve your community.

* Be Studious - Stay in school.

* Be Ambitious - Set and achieve goals.

* Be Responsible - Live by moral and ethical principles.

The participants will attend several classes that will teach these valuable skills. In addition to the BYBS classes, participants will attend classes to learn a fitness routine that will be performed during the program. They will also have the opportunity to participate in mock interviews, learn about current events, participate in a service project, and receive help with their talent. All of these things are designed to help the young women get ready for the program. This program strives to give young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future. The Pocatello/Chubbuck program has several experienced volunteers that help to make this program a success.

The winner of this program will go on to compete in the state final in Idaho Falls next October.

There will be an orientation meeting on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Idaho Central Credit Union Headquarters at 4400 Central Way in Chubbuck. You may also contact Carla Albertson at (208) 317-2221.

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