Optimist Projects and Programs

Optimist Donations Support:

Optimist Fundraisers

  • Direct college scholarships to local high school students
  • Support of Junior Optimist Octagon International(JOOI) clubs at local schools
  • "Youth We Appreciate" recognition awards to outstanding 5th and 6th grade students
  • Red Ribbon Week Essay Contest

  • Annual Youth Appreciation Banquet recognizing outstanding high school students
  • Annual Optimist Youth Essay Contest
  • Recognition of the local "Fire Fighter of the Year," "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year," and "Educator of the Year"
  • Annual food and gift Christmas Basket program for needy families

  • Annual Youth Benefit Golf Tournament
  • Holiday Nuts Sale
  • Optimist Walk for Youth

  • Camarillo Boys  and Girls Club
  • Camarillo YMCA
  • ACHS and Rio Mesa High School After Prom Parties and Music Programs
  • Camarillo Academic Olympics
  • Optimist Blind Youth Program
  • Optimist International Youth Homes - Los Angeles, California
  • Ventura County Food Share
  • HOBY (Hugh O'brien Youth Leadership Seminars)
  • Cinemagic
  • PVSD Speech Program
  • Optimist International Foundation
  • Optimist Chilhood Cancer Cure research Program