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. To learn more about how we help youth in our community, please click here to visit our programs page.
The Champaign-Urbana Optmist Club is one of more than 4,000 Optimist Clubs all over the world. Optimist International, founded in 1919, is one of the world's largest service club organizations whose sole purpose is service their communities. Carrying the motto "Optmists Bring out the Best in Kids", our clubs serve more than six million young people annually. Optimists across the country conduct 65,000 community service projects each year, spending $78 million in their communities. The Champaign-Urbana Optimist Club was established in 1947 and chartered in 1948.
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