Optimist Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.
Optimist International is an association of more than 2,600 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids." Adult volunteers join Optimist Clubs to conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. With their upbeat attitude, Optimist Club members help empower young people to be the best that they can be.
Each Optimist Club determines the needs of the young people in its community and conducts programs to meet those needs. Every year, Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects and serve well over six million young people.
Stories of Optimism
Optimists Create Santa at the Station
December 9, 2013--Optimist Leland Yates was a Trailways/Greyhound bus driver and noticed many of the children traveling on buses over the holidays had very little or nothing for Christmas. This seemed like the perfect opportunity for Members of the Evening Optimist Club of Albuquerque, New Mexico to bring some cheer to these kids spending time in an often dismal environment. More>>