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.
Purposes: 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.
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International Board of Directors Meeting (Live Stream)
January 9-10, 2015 (St. Louis, MO)
2015 Leadership Summits
Intense one-day training to develop strong leaders. February to May 2015.
97th Optimist International Convention
July 9-11, 2015 (New Orleans, LA)
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.
Initiative touches 'soles' of Junior High students Leonna Heuring, Sikeston Standard Democrat Christmas came early for the more than 500 seventh and eighth graders who attend Sikeston Junior School. Through the nonprofit organization Rural Compassion, every student in the school received a free pair of new shoes on Thursday. Read more>>
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