• Leadership Summits Professional training developing strong and Optimistic leaders
  • Friend of Optimists Inspire yourself and others by supporting Optimism
  • Welcome New Clubs Spreading Optimism to new communities
  • Scholarship Contests Helping youth achieve their dreams of higher education
  • Optimist Junior Golf Building positive values in young people through golf
  • Youth Clubs (JOOI) Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
  • Optimist Volunteers Join our team to bring out the best in kids and yourself
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Through Optimist Clubs, volunteers dedicate their time and talent to service projects that put smiles on the faces of children in the community.

Optimists are dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids." Read about how Optimists have helped improve the lives of youth in different ways.

Sponsor a New Member
Learn more about the ways in which you can bring new Members into the organization.

Types of Membership
Different types of membership are available to suit anyone interested in "Bringing Out the Best in Kids."

Member Recruitment and Retention
Member recruitment is important to the health and growth of a Club. Learn more about programs that will help Clubs with their recruitment and retention efforts to attract new Members and keep them active in the Club.

Start a New Club
If you know of a community that would benefit from Optimism or if you are familiar with an activity that would be perfect for a single-focus group, consider starting a New Club.

Awards and Recognition
Find out just what your Club or District needs to accomplish to earn honors this year.

White Paper Summit
A White Paper Summit was held at the 95th Optimist International Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. The summit was an opportunity to hear from several of the most successful and unique Clubs in our organization as they shared their strategies and insights on remaining successful in serving the needs of children in their communities.