Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.
Vision: Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.
For a comprehensive history of the birth, growth and progress of Optimist International, read Of Dreams and Deeds
Are you interested in joining our team so that you can Bring Out the Best in Kids in your community? For more information, click here.
To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.
For information on Scholarship Contests, Youth Clubs, Optimist Junior Golf, the Childhood Cancer Campaign, Internet Saftey, Community Activities and more, visit the Programs page.
Mallard Creek Optimist Club, NC
Helping kids since 1999
Daniel's favorite line from the
Promise Yourself: To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
Nebraska City Optimist Club is chartered Nikki Carlson: Nebraska City News-Press A club that had once fizzled out in the community has now been revived once again to spark youth to make positive choices and to become responsible adults. Read more>>
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