Build a JOI Club in Your Community
Optimist Youth Clubs - JOI Clubs - provide fun, fellowship, and community service learning opportunities for youth of all ages.
Younger students (grades 1-4) take part in Alpha Clubs.
Middle school or junior high students can join Junior Optimist Clubs, and high school students build Octagon Clubs.
JOI members want to make the world a better place.
Youth Clubs actively involve themselves in their communities, just as their adult clubs do.
From fund-raising to neighborhood clean-ups to tutoring younger kids, JOI members make things happen.
Currently there are more than 15,500 youth members in more than 600 communities.
For your Optimist Club, a JOI Youth Club sponsorship offers:
Lots of eager hands to help with your larger service projects and fund-raisers.
A means to rejuvenate interest in your club's activities.
A unique way to involve a club member's whole family in Optimism.
Membership recruitment of the parents and relatives of your Youth Club members and much more.
How to Start a JOI Club
You may charter a JOI Club with only eight JOI Members. There is a one-time enrollment fee of $50, an annual registration fee of $60 and membership dues are as follows: $8 per member per year for Alpha Clubs and $10 per member per year for Junior Optimist and Octagon Clubs. The registration and member fees are prorated depending on the month you charter the JOI Club. Also, JOI Clubs are only required to pay for the first 50 members.