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.

This year the Optimist Club of Raleigh celebrated Youth Appreciation Week on May 4, 2015 by awarding two scholarships to Wake County high school seniors, based on academic and extra-curricular accomplishments and level of community involvement. This scholarship can be used at any accredited university, college or trade/vocational school.  Our 2015 winners are: Rachel Petherbridge and Jazmine Langley.

Raleigh - Optimist
Youth Appreciation Week

  Student Letter

  Application Form

  Guidance Counselor Letter

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