Optimist Clubs are dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids"
and do their part through community service programs. Since each Club is
autonomous and run by members in their community, Optimists have the unique
flexibility to serve the youth of their area in any way they see fit. Optimist
Clubs see a need in their community and react to it.
Optimist International officially sponsors several International Programs:
, the Optimist
International Junior Golf Championships
and the organization's scholarship
(Essay Contest, Oratorical Contest and Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing).
In addition, Optimist International
encourages involvement in several other community activities:
Respect for Law/Promotion of Non-Violence
Optimists conduct 65,000 community service projects each year, spending $78 million in their communities. Annually, six million kids are positively affected by Optimist programs.
For more information about Optimist International's dedication to serving youth, please contact the Programs Department by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (800) 500-8130, ext. 235.