Mission, Vision and Purposes
of Optimist International
By providing hope and positive vision, Optimist bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves.
Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.
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.