Welcome to Richmond-Perrine Optimist Club

Social Service Program; Sports Programs; and Educational Programs.

Our Mission

To establish programs and services in all poor and disadvantaged communities in South Dade in order to help those who are the most needy achieve a better quality of life.

Programs We Offer



Our Social Service Programs include the following: Crime Prevention; Summer Youth Employment and Training; Youth Development; Neighborhood Empowerment; Parent Support; After School and Summer Camp .Educational Programs: Alternative Education - Correction- funded by Miami-Dade County Alternative Education  


Sports Programs

Our Sports Program has been established since 1971. We provide the following activities: Football, Cheerleading, Baseball, and Basketball. We have won Pop Warner National Championship Titles multiple time through our Football and Cheer/Dance tea


Educational Programs

Our Educational Programs include the following: 

  • Alternative Education for Miami-Dade County Public School students in South Miami-Dade who have been expelled from the school system or are facing expulsion due to serious violations of School Board Policy. This program provides education to students in grades 6 through 12. This program is funded by the Miami-Dade County School Board.
  • After School House Program, which provides after school activities for youth. Youth, between the ages of 5-12, who reside in high-risk public housing neighborhoods in South Miami-Dade, are provided tutoring, homework assistance, daily reading, and physical fitness activities as well as field trips. This program is funded by The Children’s Trust.
  • Summer Camp Reading Program, which serves children between the ages of 5 to 12 is provided during the summer months. Children admitted to this program are referred by parents, schools and other agencies. This program provides a safe, secure environment where participants receive daily reading activities, physical fitness, social skills, fun and incentive activities and nutritional food. This program is funded by The Children’s Trust.