Optimist International Nearly 70,000 adult and youth members in about 2,500 Optimist Clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico and throughout the world are dedicated to "Bringing out the Best in Kids." Adult volunteers join an Optimist Club to conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth.
With their upbeat attitude, Optimist Club members help empower young people to be the best that they can be.
Each Optimist Club determines the needs of the young people in its community and conducts programs to meet those needs. Every year, Optimists conduct thousands of service projects and serve more than six million young people.