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
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
We sponsor a Junior Optimist Club (JOOI Club) at UMS-Wright School
This middle school based club has its own active “school and community
UMS-Wright School Campus
Athletes of the Week
We recognize male and female athletes of the week in
Track and Field
Swimming and Diving
We award three college scholarships each year to high school seniors based on their community service, their goals, their academic achievements, and character.
We hold an oratorical contest each year for boys and girls. The winners at the Optimist District Level (statewide competition) receive college scholarship support.
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
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