Respect for Law/Promotion of Non-Violence
Optimist Clubs participate in activities to inspire respect for law enforcement
among young people and to educate them on the jobs these brave men and women
perform. Events are also held to promote a sense of well-being in the community
such as child ID events, poster or essay contests on alternatives to violence
and various family-friendly activities.
Optimists recognize youth for a variety of reasons, including their achievements
at school, dedication to community service, improvement in their grades
and doing their best in sports or the arts. This activity allows Optimists
to build the self-esteem of the youth in their community and show them that
their efforts and hard work really do make a difference.
This activity includes teaching youth about important safety issues that
they encounter every day, such as traveling in a car or on the school bus
and riding their bike. Optimist events such as a bicycle rodeo can make
learning safety skills fun for everyone involved.
This is an optional activity Clubs can sponsor that focuses on three skills
competitions in each of the following sports: basketball, baseball, soccer,
football, in-line hockey or ice hockey. For more information, please visit
Activities section of the Online Resource Library.