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By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.

We try to touch as many lives each year as we can.  Below is a list of activities and service projects we have been involved in to support our communities youth.

  • We host a local Oratorical Contest and Essay Contest where the winners can earn a scholarship to go toward their college education.
  • We ring bells to collect money for the Salvation Army every Christmas season.
  • We sponsor a little league baseball team.
  • We sponsor a hole at the Middlebury Community Enrichment Council’s Mini Golf at the Library event.
  • We hold a Tri-Star Soccer event at the local soccer fields and deliver trophies to the schools the next week to all of the winners.
  • We honor Varsity Athletes from Northridge High School.
  • We honor Most Improved and Outstanding Student at Northridge Middle School.
  • We honor the Band, Music and Drama students at Northridge High School.
  • We present the Excellence in Education award to a Middlebury Community School teacher who has been nominated by the students during the senior awards banquet .


We donate to:

  • Big Brother Big Sisters
  • Northridge Dollars for Scholars
  • R.E.T.A (Reason Enough To Act)
  • Middlebury Public Library Summer Reading Program
  • Northridge Middle School Student Recognition Program
  • Kids Cancer Camp
  • Northridge Choral Department
  • Boys and Girls Club of Middlebury
  • Middlebury 4-H Boosters
  • Middlebury Parks Department
  • Distinguished Young Women
  • Loveway