Optimist International® will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them to develop to their full potential.

Optimist International® is a worldwide community service organization that focuses on youth and youth activities.

Its mission is:
To develop Optimism as a philosophy of life.
To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs.
To inspire respect for law.
To aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one's self in service to others will enhance the well being of all people, the community, and the world.