St. Paul Strong - Youth Appreciation Students In Pioneer Press

Their stories are amazing, and Ruben Rosario's words express it all. The Pioneer Press has profiled this years event and special stories of a few of the winners. The St. Paul Optimist Club has given out over $275,000 in scholarships to deserving kids who have faced hardship and adversity.

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Support our Scholarship Program, Friend of Youth on Give to the Max day

This year the St. Paul Optimist Club will celebrate 90 years of giving back to the community - helping kids, for many generations. Can you donate and contribute to keeping this legacy going?
This November, remember you can contribute to our Friend Of Youth Foundation on GIVE TO THE MAX DAY which is November 13th, 2014. . Each donation can help fund our scholarship programs for now and in the future. You can actually schedule your donation, online, ahead of time. Go to 

Optimist Messages in 2014

The St. Paul Optimist Club, is part Optimist International Service Club
Optimist International is an association of more than 2,600 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.


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