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.
On March 20, 2021, the International Day of Happiness, the JOI club handed out free signs with words of encouragement to anyone who wanted one. They were joined by members of the Festus Police Department. The signs are meant to inspire people to not give up.
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