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Junior Optimist Club

Carolyn Yagla

JOC Advisor

Phone: (952) 226-0094


Junior Optimist Club Officers

President:  Alexandra Pinkowski

Vice President:  Dalton Brannen

Secretary:  Liz Hagen

Public Relations:  Jessica Chacich


Materials/Resources

PLHS Junior Optimist Club

Bring your friends!

Junior Optimist meetings

Date: Starting September 18th every Monday of the school year

Time:  7:30 a.m.

Where:  Lecture Hall near PLHS auditorium

* Doughnuts will be provided at meetings.

 

What is the Junior Optimist Club? Founded in 2004…

Junior Optimist was created to enable kids to do community service. It is a student led club, sponsored by the Prior Lake Optimist club.

JOOI reached the international level in 1989. The numbers are rising all the time thanks in part to great kids like you who want to make a difference in their community.

 

Why Should You Join JOOI?

• Because it’s fun!

• When we help others, everyone wins!

• JOOI looks great on college applications

• You can learn about teamwork,

communication, self-esteem, money

management and citizenship in nontraditional, fun ways

 

Volunteering

Volunteering has become the thing to do for kids everywhere. Tons of kids all around the world are already trying it out. They’ve discovered that they’re having fun AND helping other kids at the same time

– what could be better than that? Well, what if it could also help students get into college?

Volunteering can do that, too! JOOI looks great on college applications, and now that JOOI has the nod of approval by NASSP, it ranks right up there with other established student organizations.

 

What ISN’T Required

to be a JOOI Member?

• A certain GPA

• A recommendation from a teacher or principal

 

What IS required to be a JOOI Member?

• Energy

• Enthusiasm

• The belief that kids CAN make a difference in their community

 

PLHS JOC Projects

Ø  Fallfest

Ø   Fall Adaptive sports

Ø   Reading Mentors

Ø  Community Halloween Party

Ø  Fund Raiser for Juvenile Diabetes

Ø  FMSC  2 times

Ø   Food Drive

Ø  Toys for Tots

Ø   Christmas for Veterans

Ø  Caroling at Keystone

Ø  SVABW Birthday bags

Ø  Love in a Glove box

Ø  Valentines for Vets

Ø   valentines making at Keystone

Ø  Spring Adaptive Sports

Ø  Beautification project

Ø  Ronald McDonald House