Adult leaders are critical to the overall success and survival of a youth order. DeMolay International, Job's Daughters International and the International Order of Rainbow Girls rely on lodges and adult leaders for support and mentoring. The role of an advisor is fulfilling and rewarding - and one that is vital for the future of Masonry.
Here are some of the Youth Groups supported by Masonic Lodges:
International Order of Rainbow Girls is a nonprofit organization that strives to give girls the tools, training, and encouragement to let their individual spirits shine bright. By providing members with a safe, fun, caring environment where responsible, older girls can interact and mentor younger girls through family involvement.
Every day, across the globe, hundreds of thousands of girls come together to laugh, share, and grow through fun events and challenging workshops designed to empower girls of all ages. Rainbow Girls volunteer for their community and travel around the world, visiting other clubs and making lots of new friends. Along the way, they gather invaluable life skills that help them become the best daughter, sister, student, and friend they can be.
By participating in fun events and activities, keeping up with new friends, and traveling to different cities and states, members experience the excitement of what a productive life has to offer. From volunteering for different charities, working to improve their public speaking, to mastering the lessons of Rainbow, members tackle lots of challenging hurdles but ultimately walk away with a sense of pride and accomplishment. Whether they dream of becoming a successful veterinarian, a talented musician or a loving mother, Rainbow Girls learn that they can accomplish anything and that they can make a difference.
Rainbow Girls are between the ages of 11 and 20 years old. Rainbow welcomes everyone, regardless of race, creed, color or national origin. You do not have to be Christian to join, but parents can be assured that the values promoted by Rainbow are positive and uplifting. The lessons encourage members to be strong in spirit and kind in heart, respectful toward nature, and giving toward all humanity.
For more information on our Rainbow Girls, visit the Orange Assembly 135 Rainbow Girl website here.
DeMolay International is an organization dedicated to preparing young men to lead successful, happy, and productive lives. Basing its approach on timeless principles and practical, hands-on experience, DeMolay opens doors for young men aged 12 to 21 by developing the civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills so vitally needed in society today. DeMolay combines this serious mission with a fun approach that builds important bonds of friendship among members in more than 1,000 chapters worldwide.
DeMolay alumni include Walt Disney, John Wayne, Walter Cronkite, football Hall-of-Famer Fran Tarkenton, legendary Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne, news anchor David Goodnow and many others. Each has spoken eloquently of the life-changing benefits gained from their involvement in DeMolay.
As probably the most well known youth group, The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character. Mokanna proudly assists and supports our local Boy Scout Troops.
Job's Daughters International is a Masonic affiliated youth organization for girls and young women aged 10 to 20. Job's Daughters welcomes many religions and cultures. The only religious standard is a belief in a Supreme being. JDI promotes itself as a sorority "where girls rule", however, there is a large and multilayered assortment of adult guidance and interaction. Job's Daughters prepares members to face life's challenges with courage, confidence, and poise. Job's Daughters are active in their communities, plan and participate in numerous philanthropic activities, and are devoted to helping disadvantaged children.
Family relationship to a Free and Accepted Mason is no longer a prerequisite for membership.I n order to apply for membership in Job's Daughters, one must be a girl between the ages of 10 and 20. Until August 2015, the girl must be related to a Master Mason or Majority Member. Now, she may be sponsored by a Majority Member and Master Mason if no relation is found.