Youth Participation

Youth Recognition Programs and Contests

Bring it on! The TC Optimist Club loves to support and recognise the youth in our community for making a difference, and leaving their positive mark!

TC Optimist Youth Appreciation

One of  our favorite events of the year gives us the opportunity to see, and recognise many young leaders that are not only looked up to by their friends and family, but also garner respect from their teachers. The TC Optimist Youth Appreciation program allows us the opportunity to praise those who take great strives to make a difference. click link above for more info.

TC Optimist Youth Oratorical Contest

The annual boys and girls oratorical contests give our youth a chance to shine when they speak about life topics.

Every year the Traverse City Optimist Club invites local schools and parents to bring on some of our talented young speakers to compete in out local TC Optimist Club Oratorical Contest. What we hear, is the amazing local talent and their views on improving out world. It’s always a great experience. click link above to read more.