The Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the development of leadership and character among the youth of Pennsylvania. Since 1982, the foundation has provided a continuing expansion of resources, training, scholarships, and leadership to educational institutions and youth organizations across the commonwealth.
Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation Promotes Berry and Pullin
Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation (PMYF) has promoted David W. Berry to executive director and Joseph A. Pullin to
PA DeMolay at 100 Years
In March 1919, DeMolay International was formed in Kansas City, Missouri. The organization is named for Jacques DeMolay,
Forging the Future: The Youth Perspective
Being a mentor means making an impact on the lives of others. Our Masonic youth group members rely
Rainbow helped my sisters and I build the necessary skills for success in whatever we put our minds to. I gained valuable hands-on experience in leadership, teamwork, and communication which later helped me succeed in college, work, and everyday life.
DeMolay prepared me for life by developing my skills as a professional. At Chapter meetings, community events, and state conventions; DeMolay built in me the confidence, drive, and service-mindedness I needed to speak publicly and build relationships with those around me.
Being an Eagle Scout, DeMolay, Freemason, and military officer have helped prepare me to be a better and more caring citizen. I have considered it an obligation to pass along the precepts and principles I have learned along the way. To me, being a good citizen is summed up in the Scout Law: trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
The most important thing that Job’s Daughters has taught me is communication. Before joining Job’s Daughters, I was extremely shy and hated having to talk to anyone without my mom. Since then, I have come out of my shell and have been able to take on leadership roles that require lots of communication.
The Squires program (for young men aged 9 to 11) helped me become the DeMolay member I am today. I was in Squires for around 2 years and it taught me how to become a public speaker, how to plan out events, and it gave me so many opportunities to have fun. Now that I am in DeMolay, I look back to when I was a Squire and remember how much it helped shape me into a member of DeMolay.
Being a member of Job’s Daughters has given me the ability to become a responsible young woman. With all the opportunities offered through this organization, I have learned leadership skills, time management, honesty, and being held accountable for my actions. All of these traits have molded me into the young woman I am today.