JOI, Junior Optimist International

JOI club name: Portage Central High School Rise and Shine Junior Optimist Club. 

Chartered: Sunday, November 27, 2019.

Sponsor: Breakfast Optimist Club of Kalamazoo, BOCK.

BOCK members who advocated for and oversaw the creation of the JOI club:
Dan and Theresa Mills.

Number of JOI members: Initially 13, as of October 2020 there are 30.

The Start

Get-togethers before and during COVID-19

Spreading Optimism