Optimist International is an association of more than 3,000 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated
to "bringing out the best in kids". Adult volunteers join Optimist Clubs to conduct positive service projects
in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. With their upbeat attitude, Optimist Club
members help empower young people to be the best that they can be.
Chartered on December 15th, 1948, the Highland Club donates to many projects and events in the
community that benefit children. We also host an annual high school basketball shootout each January
at Highland High School. Our pizza wagon is a staple at local festivals.
As Optimists, we are people who care about our communities and want to make a difference in the lives
of youth by setting a positive example.
Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.