What Optimists Do
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. We see a need in our community and react to it.
Some Optimist International officially sponsored programs include:
- Childhood Cancer Campaign
- Internet Safety
- Optimist International Junior Golf Championships
- Scholarship Contests (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
- Youth Appreciation
- Youth Safety
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.
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