The mission of Little Haiti Optimist Club (LHOC) to make a difference in the lives of youth by providing education, mentorship, athletics, arts and cultural programming.

The Little Haiti Optimist Club is a non-profit organization established in 2010 by a group of business, community and civic leaders to provide programs to the youth of Little Haiti. The organization is affiliated with the International Optimist. an association of more than 3,000 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids."