Optimist International sponsors three scholarship contests for students to earn money to pursue opportunities in higher education: the Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH), the Essay Contest and the Oratorical Contest. To learn more, click here.
Includes Respect for Law/Promotion of Non-Violence, Youth Appreciation, Youth Safety and Tri-Star Sports. Since Clubs are autonomous, Optimists have the flexibility to serve the youth of their community in any way they see fit. To learn more, click here.
The Internet Safety program was established in December 2008 with the focus of providing Clubs with resources to educate both young people and their parents about potential dangers on the internet and offering information about safe practices while online. To learn more, click here.
Home to the world’s most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers, the members of Junior Optimist International live by the motto of “kids helping kids.” Junior Optimist International is recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and offers three different age groups: Alpha Clubs (elementary), Junior Clubs (middle school) and Octagon Clubs (high school). To learn more, click here.