The Richmond-Perrine Optimist Club has served the youth, the poor, the elderly, the unemployed and disadvantaged in South Miami-Dade since 1971. We provide a myriad of services to include Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading, Youth Counseling and Guidance Programs, Work Experience and Job Opportunities, Paint-Up/Fix Up Services to homes of the elderly, Summer Camps, Community Gardens for Senior Citizens, Distribution of Surplus Food and Clothing to the needy, Tutoring Services, Employability Skills Training Classes, Oratorical Contests, Scholarships, and others. The list of services and activities provided by the Richmond-Perrine Optimist Club seems endless.
The Richmond Perrine Optimist Club continues to evolve in order to meet the civic and social service needs of underprivileged citizens in the South Miami-Dade Community to include: West Perrine, Goulds, Naranja/Leisure City, and Modello.
Over the years we have served tens of thousands of needy individuals and families, and nothing gives our agency more pleasure than to see that the individuals we’ve helped, are now leading productive roles in our society. None of this would have been possible without the commitment and tireless work of our community volunteers, our staff, and our Board of Directors.
In the year 1980, we started uplift programs for disadvantaged youths during the summer months to keep them positively focused and to help them channel their abilities towards achieving success.
Our organized sports programs have proven to be among the best in the nation. Over the years, with the assistance of our many volunteer leaders, coaches, aides, and parents, our football and dance/cheerleading teams have proudly won several Pop Warner National Championships.
We are a non-profit service provider aiming to help and improve the lives of those who are most in need. Our main areas of operation located within South Miami-Dade County are Richmond Heights, Perrine, Goulds, Naranja, Leisure City, Homestead, and Florida City.