• Join an Optimist Club Join us to bring out the best in youth, in your community and in yourself
  • Junior Optimist International Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
  • International Week of Service
  • Official Suppliers Supplying Optimists with awards, pins, apparel and more
  • Welcome New Clubs Spreading Optimism to new communities
  • Optimist Junior Golf Building positive values in young people through golf
  • Friend of Optimists Inspire yourself and others by supporting Optimism
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Junior Optimist International
PLEASE NOTE: The official name change of Junior Optimist Octagon International to Junior Optimist International will begin October 1, 2016. Therefore, the organization should be marketed as "Junior Optimists" or "Junior Optimist International." If you have questions or need more information, please email youthclubs@optimist.org
Welcome to the official website of Junior Optimist International, home to the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers. Junior Optimist International members represent the times well by making their communities better - one service project at a time. With more than 15,000 members in more than 500 communities, Junior Optimist International members are constantly working to promote positive change in their communities. If you are currently a Junior Optimist International Member, enjoy the site. If you are not ... join the revolution.

Board of Directors
Meet this year's Junior Optimist International Board of Directors!

How to Start a Junior Optimist Club
If you want to start a Junior Optimist International Club, here's what you need to know.

There are several programs that are popular with Junior Optimist International Clubs across the organization.

Planning Guide
The Junior Optimist International Planning Guide is available to help Clubs in organizing all aspects of Junior Optimist International.

Awards and Forms
Junior Optimist International Advisers and Members can find all Junior Optimist International awards information and other forms in one place.

International Convention
Junior Optimist International is headed to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for its 2017 Convention.

Discover what it takes to organize a Junior Optimist International District.

Club Directory
Locate the Junior Optimist International Clubs near you.

Legacy Fund
The Junior Optimist International Legacy Fund helps service outreach programs at the international level.

Make sure your community knows just what your Junior Optimist International Club does.

The Torch Newsletter
The Torch is the official newsletter of Junior Optimist International and is published several times each year.

Youth Code and Creed

Contact Us
Amy Keller, Director of Junior Optimist International
4494 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (800) 500-8130 or (314) 371-6000, ext. 218
Fax: (314) 314-371-6006

Canadian Service Centre
5205 Metropolitan Blvd. East, Suite 200
Montreal, QC H1R 1Z7
Phone: (800) 363-7151 or (514) 593-4401
Fax: (514) 721-1104

E-mail: youthclubs@optimist.org or amy.keller@optimist.org

Charter Clubs
Alpha Club 6
Junior Club 16
Octagon Club 22
Total 44
since October 1, 2016

Charter Members
Alpha Club 65
Junior Club 317
Octagon Club 443
Total 825
since October 1, 2016