JAO coordinates many programs and events geared toward youth, such as the JAO Girls Basketball program, career day, pen pal program, oratorical and essay contests, youth appreciation, Halloween and Christmas parties, etc. JAO also recognizes community members through our Respect for Law program, Teacher Appreciation, and hosts fundraisers such as the JAO Annual Luau and JAO Bingo.
Optimist Clubs have been "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" since 1919. Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. Club members are best known in their communities for their upbeat attitudes. By believing in young people and empowering them to be the best they can, Optimist volunteers continually make this world a better place to live. For information on optimist international: www.optimist.org