Junior Optimist Society (JOI)

Who we are...

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. 


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.


What does the JOI club do?

During the 2017 Twin City Days Craft Fair.  We raised over $700 for Herculaneum’s Kade’s Splash Pad!  We sold face painting, colored slime, balloons, colored hair spray, and miscellaneous items.  The Club did a terrific job and worked very hard all day long. And this is just one of the many events the JOI Club does. 


 Above, JOI President Loren Macon giving Bill Haggard, Mayor of Herculaneum, our JOI club's $700 donation from money the club made at Twin City Days 2017 booth 

JOI officers 2018-2019

 Welcome 2018-2019 Junior Optimist Society officers who were installed October 4, 2018 by the President of the Twin City Area Optimist Club!  Pictured left to right are Addisen Eldridge, Vice President; Olivia Blair, Secretary; Audrey Staley, Treasurer; Mary McDowell, Twin City Area Optimist Club President; and Ayden Eldridge, President.

Face Painting Fun

Other JOI Projects

  • Backpacks for Foster Children
  • Rescue Mission Donations
  • Ronald McDonald House Donations
  • Caroling at nursing homes

Kids Helping Kids

  • Talent Show for Head Start children