The Optimist Club of Raleigh supports the achievement of our
outstanding local youth in hopes that they will become outstanding civic leaders
in their communities.
Since 1957, Optimist Clubs have recognized youth for their talents
in the arts, athletics, academics, and for contributions to community.
Youth Appreciation Week provides one such opportunity
for this recognition.
Traditionally the Optimist Club of Raleigh celebrates Youth
Appreciation Week by
awarding scholarships to two high school seniors in Wake County. Scholarships are based on
academic and extra-curricular accomplishments and level of community
involvement. These scholarship can be used at any accredited university,
college or trade/vocational school.