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
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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.
Academy Optimist Club of Colorado Springs, CO
Helping kids since 2008
Nicoles's favorite line from the
Promise Yourself: To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
Everest Optimists Donate Dictionaries to 3rd Graders Ryan Burk, WSAW-TV In the age of the internet, most 3rd graders likely turn to the computer first when it comes to learning the definition of a word. However, a local group wants kids to remember that an old fashioned paper dictionary can still be the way to go. Read more>>
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