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Wilberforce University Optimist Club Forms to Serve Youth

Wilberforce, OH. - The Wilberforce University Optimist Club will hold its chartering ceremony on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 6PM on the university campus. Aimed at helping the development of youth in communities surrounding the university, the WU Optimist Club will induct forty five students into this service organization. The club's goals are centered on working with youth in the following areas: mentoring/tutoring, health/fitness, social activities, educational field trips, children’s hospitals, juvenile institutions and more. "We are students who believe in optimism as a way of life and want to instill this optimism in kids," says Chelsea Davis, charter president.

President Patricia Hardaway noted that "Wilberforce University is delighted to have this wonderful organization on our campus. The strong interest from our students is impressive and shows their commitment to improving the lives of children."

Optimist International is one of the world's largest service club organizations with 100,000 adult and youth members in 3,400 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world. Carrying the motto "Bringing Out the Best in Kids," Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year.

For further information, please contact:
Eppechal T. Smalls, M.A.
Vice President for Development
Wilberforce University
(937)708-5709
Esmalls@Wilberforce.edu

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