• Honoring Our Heroes Honor a teacher, public safety officer, veteran or active duty military personnel as your #OptimistHero
  • Oratorical World Championships Students from around the world to compete for scholarships
  • Youth Clubs (JOOI) Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
  • Optimism Summits & Regional Conferences Leadership training to bring out the best in your Club
  • 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
Honoring Our Heroes1 Oratorical World Championships2 Youth Clubs (JOOI)3 Optimism Summits & Regional Conferences4 Official Suppliers5 Welcome New Clubs6 Optimist Junior Golf7 Friend of Optimists8


About Optimism
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 to youth.

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 to live.

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.

Mission, Vision and Purposes of Optimist International
Optimist Clubs strive to accomplish a number of goals while assisting youth within their communities.

International Leadership
Meet the International Board of Directors, the International Vice Presidents and members of the International Committees.

District Leadership
Governors oversee the 49 Districts of Optimist International.

The Optimist Creed
For decades Optimists have found inspiration in the tenets of the Optimist Creed.

History of Optimist International
Learn about the milestones and achievements of the organization.

Optimist International Board of Directors Meetings