Mobile Optimist Club (Mobile, Alabama)

Service to Youth of Our Community

 

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

 

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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.

 

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UMS-Wright School Campus

 

Athletes of the Week

 

We recognize male and female athletes of the week in

 

  Cross-Country

 

 Track and Field

 

 Swimming and Diving

 

 Soccer

 

 Basketball.

 

College Scholarships

 

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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