Herndon Optimist Club Youth Civic Programs and Activities
College Scholarships (February-May)
Herndon Optimist Club members select up to three young sportsmen and sportswomen who have participated in Herndon Optimist Club programs, and demonstrated a commitment to serve their community, to each receive $2000 to be used for their first year of college tuition. The HOC College Scholarship application form is posted under "Club Documents and Forms" by February. Applications are due soon after the FCPS Spring Break ends and award winners are notified in May.
Friday Night Live! (May-August)
Herndon Optimist Club members volunteer their time as Event Staff for the family-oriented outdoor music events held every Friday night from May through August. In return, the Herndon Chamber of Commerce donates a portion of the event proceeds to the Herndon Optimist Club to fund its civic programs. For more information on FNL, including a schedule of bands, please visit www.herndonrocks.com.
Homecoming Parade for Herndon High School (September or October)
Herndon Optimist Club youth sports league players and coaches march in the HHS Homecoming Parade.
Homecoming Parade for South Lakes High School (October) Herndon Optimist Club youth sports league players and coaches march in the SLHS Homecoming Parade.
National Night Out (August)
Herndon Optimist Club members and our youth sports league coaches host "Herndon Optimist Families Night Out" at a local park and invite Herndon Police Department officers and Town Council members to join us for pick-up games.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these activities or volunteering your time, please use the "Contact Us" menu option to send us a message and it will be directed to the appropriate activity chairperson(s).