Optimist Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.
Optimist International is an association of more than 2,900 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.
Caribbean Club Fulfils the Promise of Play
May 16, 2013--Two years ago, past International Vice President Adrian Elcock and Optimist Kelly Hunte announced that the Optimist Club of Barbados Bridgetown would be building a playground at the Society Primary School. The school is located in the rural parish of St. John and is the oldest primary school in Barbados. Unfortunately the school and grounds had become a bit neglected. More>>
Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts
The Optimist International organization and its Members were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of life and devastation caused by Monday’s tornado in Oklahoma. Optimists would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the victims and families during this trying time. Optimist Clubs and Members are encouraged to help with relief effort by donating to the American Red Cross or other relief agencies. Our deepest sympathies go out to all those whose lives have been affected.