Our Creed & Purpose
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 to live. There are 95,000 individual members who belong to 2,900 autonomous Clubs. Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects each year, serving six million young people. Optimists also spend $78 million on their communities annually. For information on how you can become an Optimist, click here.
Promise YourselfTo be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
Vision StatementOptimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.
Mission StatementBy providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.