Carolina Cardinals Optimist Club has plans to implement the following programs:

  • An alliance with our neighboring Optimist clubs 
  • Establish a tutoring/mentoring program
  • Work to provide children with books they can keep as well as literature in Spanish
  • Provide healthy activities for the young and young-at-heart residents of the community. Sports such as tennis, bowling, golf, track and volleyball will be implemented
  • Help people with healthy eating habits and alternatives through the Nutrition Program
  • Setup parenting-skills classes
  • Encourage community involvement (PTA, voting, clean neighborhoods, etc.)
  • Provide scholarship opportunities for youth
  • Have an annual Back-to-School Event to provide school supplies, health checkups, dental screenings, immunizations, legal aide, school information, etc. for the youth/parents of the community

Programs & Services


  • To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed;
  • To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; 
  • To promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; 
  • To aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world..

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The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself...

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.