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