Youth Appreciation Winners Recognized in local paper

Each year the St. Paul Optimist Club Foundation awards deserving youth scholarships to pursue advance education. Their inspiring stories demonstrate our values of Optimism. This years 15 winners were recognized in the Pioneer Press by Ruben Rosario.  Ruben's Rosario's article shared amazing stories and how our Optimist Scholarship winners define resiliency.

Youth Appreciation - Profile of our winners results

Since 1997, the St. Paul Friend Of Youth Foundation has awarded over $250,000 in scholarships. The Foundation was designed to recogize the principles of optimism and good citizenship in youth. A submission form by teachers and counselors nominates youth; and club volunteers rank and score to select each year's winners.

St. Paul Optimist Club State Fair Booth Event

Each year during the MN State Fair, clubs across the DMM (Dakota, Manitoba, Minnesota) Optimist District support a booth in the education building at the State Fair. Staffed by volunteers, its a chance for community involvment, club visibility, and new Optimist member outreach.


Saturday, August 24, 2013 -
8:00am to 9:00pm


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