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 16, 2016 by awarding $2,500 and $1,500 scholarships to two high school seniors in Wake County, 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.  Our 2016 winners are: Jada Hester and Michael Denning, Jr.
 
 

Raleigh - Optimist
Youth Appreciation Week

Scholarships
Student Letter

Application Form

Guidance Counselor Letter

Poster
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