About Us

Illinois Optimist clubs are dedicated to helping youth in their communities. “OPTIMIST- BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN KIDS”, is our motto. Our clubs work in their communities to improve and maintain a positive atmosphere for children to prosper.

Optimist members are from all walks of life and work together to fund and run youth programs.

Families, schools, towns, parks, businesses, corporations, hospitals, and non-profit organizations all partner with Optimist International to bring out the best in kids. Members are determined women and men striving for a mission to improve life for the children.