To provide resources, guidance and leadership to the young men and women of Pennsylvania.
The goal of the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation is to provide resources, guidance and leadership to the young men and women of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1982, PMYF continues to support the youth groups that are sponsored by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. Adult leadership is always needed in order to help provide a fun and safe environment for the Masonic youth programs.
DeMolay is an organization dedicated to preparing young men to lead successful, happy, and productive lives. Basing its approach on timeless principles and 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.
Job’s Daughters is an organization created to unite girls and train leaders. Job’s Daughters enables young ladies between 10 and 20 to learn leadership skills, organizational methods, and the importance of fulfilling individual responsibilities within a group. By planning their own activities the members have fun doing what they want to do and at the same time creating life lasting friendships.
Knights of Pythagoras
Knights of Pythagoras is a community-based mentoring organization for young men between the ages of 7 and 20 which provides programs aiming to interest and aid its members in their growth and development. These programs promote and develop leadership, responsibility, and brotherhood within the membership, with the goal of creating not only better leaders, but also better young men.
Ruth Mitchell Tucker Girls Youth Department
The Ruth Mitchell Tucker Girls Youth Department is a service-oriented organization which aims to enhance the character and growth of young women between the ages of 8 and 18. The organization seeks to stimulate their interest in higher education, enhance self-esteem, and encourage civic involvement, which help to cultivate personal development.
Programs for Young Children
In addition to the quality programming offered by all of the youth organizations outlined on our website, many offer programs for young children who fall just short of the age requirements of their desired group. These programs offer the same core values as the organizations who sponsor them, but are tailored to fit the needs of the younger audience.