Our Mission, Vision, & Purpose

By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.

Optimist International will be recognized

worldwide as the premier volunteer

organization that values all children and

helps them develop to their full potential.

To develop optimism as a philosophy of

life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed;

to promote an active interest in good

government and civic affairs; to inspire respect

for the law; to promote patriotism and work for

international accord and friendship among all

people; to aid and encourage the development

of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self

in service to others will advance the well-being of

humankind, community life and the world.