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
Summit Success in San Diego!
February 13, 2014--On February 1, sixty-seven Optimist Members gathered for a day of training, fellowship and fun. The setting was the third and most well-attended Optimist Leadership Summit to date. Attendees ranged from Members for 5 months to 41 years and from Governor-Elect to regular Club Member. The training truly offered something for everyone! More>>