Meeting the needs of young people in communities worldwide, Optimist Clubs
have been “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” since 1919. Optimist
Clubs conduct positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand
Club members are best known in their communities for their upbeat attitudes.
By believing in young people and empowering them to be the best they can,
Optimist volunteers continually make this world a better place in which
There are 75,000 individual members who belong to 2,600 autonomous Clubs.
Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects each year, serving six million
young people. Optimists also spend $78 million on their communities annually.