Passaic Optimist Foundation

Optimists - Bringing out the best in kids


Our events recognize the achievements of youth and honor those who serve them and the wider community. We enrich lives and celebrate today.

Junior Optimists Club

By instilling optimism in youth and teaching them the rewards of civic responsibility, we position them to succeed in life and always give back.


Education is the most reliable road to a better life. Young people can achieve everything when they are willing to work. Rewards for effort reap greater rewards.

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Would you like to know more about the Passaic Optimist Club, our mission and our activities? Would you like to join us and help out? Contact us and we’ll get back to you with answers.

Junior Optimist Club

Optimism as a philosophy of life and a sense of commitment to community are traits that can shape young people into future leaders and pave a road to success throughout life. The Passaic Junior Optimist Club was created to allow the youth of Passaic to develop those positive traits, grow through community giving and establish life-long friendships, while finding an alternative to the crime, gangs and drugs that plague our society and prey on young people.