Mobile Optimist Club (Mobile, Alabama)

Service to Youth of Our Community


Service and Activities with Optimist Branch of the Boys and Girls Club





Provide funding for Boys and Girls Club


Annual Christmas Party

            Host Party

            Provide Christmas Gifts for All Youth Attending


Youth of the Year Program


“I’m Perfect”  School Attendance


Boys and Girls Club Cookout


Sales Training  on  Christmas Tree Lot and a chance to earn Christmas Money


Club members sponsor and  attend local sporting events with honor members of the Boys and Girls Club.   These include college and professional basketball, baseball, and hockey events.


Junior Optimist Club


Junior Optimist Club


We sponsor a  Junior Optimist Club (JOOI Club) at UMS-Wright School

            This middle school based club has its own active “school and community

            service” program.


UMS school


UMS-Wright School Campus


Athletes of the Week


We recognize male and female athletes of the week in




 Track and Field


 Swimming and Diving






College Scholarships




We award three college scholarships each year to high school seniors based on their community service,  their goals,  their academic achievements,  and character. 



Oratorical Contest

Oratorical Contest



We hold an oratorical contest each year for boys and girls.  The winners at the Optimist District Level  (statewide competition) receive college scholarship support.


Essay Contest

Essay Contest


Each year we sponsor an essay contest among high school students.   The winners of these contests at the District Level receive partial scholarships for college.


Youth Appreciation Week


Youth Appreciation


Each year outstanding senior high school students are selected to spend a day “shadowing”  elected and appointed public officials (mayors, judges, council members, legislators, police and fire chiefs, etc.).   The officials and the high school students are recognized at a luncheon sponsored by the Optimist Clubs of Mobile.


Respect for Law


We recognize Traffic Safety Resource Officers for their work in  protecting the students in our community as they cross traffic getting to their respective schools. 


Other Youth Programs and Sponsorships


Mobile International Festival


Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference


Strickland Youth Center Christmas Party


            Junior Citizenship Awards at Elementary  Schools


            Contribution to Wilmer Hall Youth Home


            Childhood Cancer Program Sponsorship


            Sponsor Girls Softball Team


            Sponsor Boys Baseball Team