Helping the Children of the Deerfield Community Since 1972

The Optimist Club of Deerfield is one of over 2,900 clubs worldwide dedicated to “bringing out the best in kids”.

Optimist International is recognized as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.  The Optimist motto is “Friend of Youth”, and we have been serving the Deerfield community since 1972.

Our hope is to support our local youth and encourage them to discover the joy in helping others.  As Optimists, we try to do so with an upbeat attitude and a pride in serving our community that sets a positive example for our kids.

We would love to have you join us!  If you’re interested in joining, or just interested in getting more information, you can click here.


Optimist Club Activities  Click here to learn more.

Christmas Tree Sale

Halloween Hoopla

Youth Appreciation Night

Camp One Step

Family Days

Basketball Tournament

D.A.R.E. Program

Voucher Program


Essay Contest