Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids!
The Junior Optimist Society provides southern Jefferson County youth an opportunity to learn organizational, leadership, and community service skills through good works in the community. Youth through age 18 may be members of the club.
JOI stands for Junior Optimist International and is a service-learning organization. JOI is the organization that connects all of the JOI clubs around the world.
In 2019-2020, Debbie Schumaker, co-adult mentor for the Junior Optimist Club, went with the Eldridge boys, Ayden the president and Addisen the VP, to the Festus police department and fire department in November 2019. They presented them a Thanksgiving cake their mother made for each department. What a nice act of kindness. Great job and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from the Junior optimist club.
Welcome 2020-2021 Junior Optimist Society officers who were installed October 1, 2020 via Zoom by Mary Kay Scott, President of the Twin City Area Optimist Club!
President - Teagan Capstick
Vice President - Addisen Eldridge
Secretary - Audrey Staley
Club Supply Chair - Jacob Bohler