The Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation is a charitable arm of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania. Its goal is to provide programs and resources for the young people of the Commonwealth through leadership, education, and mentoring.
Founded in 1982, PMYF continues to support our children into the new millennium Please take a moment to get to know us and the programs we sponsor. We’re sure that there are activities that any child can benefit from!
Bro. Jay W. Smith, Right Worshipful Past Grand Master, created and authorized the wearing of a special apron at all Masonic Lodges in Pennsylvania. This apron, pictured at right, sets apart those Brothers who devote time and energy to our Masonic Youth Groups in Pennsylvania and recognizes their service.
PMYF is completing the distribution of these aprons to those who are authorized to wear them. To receive an apron, you must be a registered adult leader with a local PA Rainbow Assembly, PA Job’s Daughters Bethel, or PA DeMolay Chapter. The local units will receive a supply of aprons that they are charged with distributing and keeping records of. This is the only way to obtain one of these fine garments.
The aprons are considered on loan only and are to be returend to the Youth Group whenever requested or upon completion of service. They never become the property of the Brother they are issued to.
We look forward to seeing these aprons worn in Lodges all across Pennsylvania soon!
The Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation is proud to work with the three Masonic Youth Groups in the Commonwealth – Job’s Daughters, Rainbow for Girls, and DeMolay. Bro. Jay W. Smith, Right Worshipful Grand Master, has been a strong proponent of our Masonic Youth during his term and has actively sought ways to increase the visibility of these groups. Earlier this year, just such an opportunity came about.
The George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA, is known world wide as a model of public outreach for the fraternity. When the Memorial Association contacted Bro. Smith about having the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania assist with the Masonic Youth exhibit, he couldn’t have been happier. A request was made to the Board of Directors of the PA Masonic Youth Foundation, which was quickly approved, to help finance and construct the display. This gave Pennsylvanians the unique opportunity to help mold the content and message of an exhibit that will be seen by hundreds of thousands of people in years to come.
On August 26, 2013, Grand Master Smith, accompanied by several Past Grand Masters, representatives of PMYF, and leaders of the Masonic Youth Groups, attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Memorial to mark the opening of the new exhibit. Masonic leaders from all over the country were in attendance and many remarked at how professional and well done the display was.
This is just another example of Pennsylvania Freemasons leading the Fraternity, not just in the Commonwealth, but around the country!
Recently, a phone call went out to a large portion of the Masonic Youth Group leaders in Pennsylvania containing information on using the Call ‘em All contact program. If you received that phone call and you are looking for the forms, then you’ve come to the right place!
One of the newest programs offered by the PA Masonic Youth Foundation is the Masonic Youth Group Grant Program. Thanks to the generosity of Pennsylvania Masons, and the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, PMYF is now able to offer financial grants to Rainbow Assemblies, Job’s Daughter Bethels, and DeMolay Chapters within the Commonwealth.
It’s easy to apply for a grant; just click here and get all of the information. You can get a grant for many different kinds of activities, including membership drives, charitable endeavors, or community service projects. We look forward to getting your application soon!