Junior Optimist International was officially formed in 1988. It is the umbrella organization which links the local Junior Optimist International Clubs and Members to others throughout the world.
Participation in Junior Optimist International gives young people the opportunity to serve their communities. Students who are involved in Junior Optimist Clubs learn about and practice good citizenship, teamwork, communication and money management. They feel good about themselves and have high self-esteem. Membership in Junior Optimist Clubs helps to develop friendships with others who share the same interests. There are opportunities for personal growth and leadership positions at Club, District, and International levels. Junior Optimist exposes Members to Optimism as a philosophy of life, provides Members with an improved sense of kindness, increased awareness for those in need, and a better sense of coping with cultural diversity. It also provides members the opportunity to complete community service hours required for graduation.
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“Junior Optimist International Benefits the Community” Junior Optimist Clubs create an increased number of young volunteers within the community –volunteers who will help to improve the quality of life. They can provide an interesting forum in which to address youth related issues. Junior Optimist International serves as an excellent training ground for future community leaders.
Leadership Development: Youth Leaders serve at the club, district and international levels.
Martin Luther King Jr., Task Force - Peace Walk and Holiday Celebration participants and youth volunteers
Sponsoring a Pink Out challenge during Breast Cancer Awareness month.
The Making A Difference JOI Club has always been advocates for reading literacy programs including The JOI of Reading. The club recently led an initiative to support the Michigan first credit Union’s book drive by donating 56 books for the Novi Public Library.
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