PMYF Presents Service Scholarships

The financial support of outstanding college students through a robust scholarship program is one of the many valuable initiatives of the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation.  The competitive scholarship program includes the awarding of over $150,000.00 in undergraduate scholarships annually.  A lesser recognized support of higher education comes in the form of service scholarships provided to

July 3rd, 2023|News, Scholarships|

Youth Group Leaders Meet

On June 17, adult leaders from Pennsylvania DeMolay, Pennsylvania Job’s Daughters, Pennsylvania Knights of Pythagoras, Pennsylvania Rainbow for Girls and Pennsylvania Ruth Mitchell Tucker Girls met with the staff and the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation to share concerns, successes and needs. For three hours, these youth group volunteers held an open

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 assistant executive director, effective immediately. As executive director, Berry is responsible for establishing goals and objectives; supervising staff; maintaining the budget; coordinating facilities’ usage and scheduling; communicating with Masonic youth groups, their leaders and Masonic organizations; overseeing

May 16th, 2023|News|

PA DeMolay at 100 Years

In March 1919, DeMolay International was formed in Kansas City, Missouri. The organization is named for Jacques DeMolay, the last Grand Master of the Order of the Knights Templar. When tortured to reveal secrets and names, DeMolay refused to betray those he considered his brothers. It was upon this principle that “Dad” Frank S. Land,

February 26th, 2023|DeMolay, News|

Forging the Future: The Youth Perspective

Being a mentor means making an impact on the lives of others. Our Masonic youth group members rely on mentors and advisors to help motivate them to reach the success that we know they are capable of. Adult volunteers dedicate their time to support our Masonic youth in reaching these goals. While adult advisors help

November 26th, 2022|News|

Forging the Future: From Parents’ Point of View

Teachers, coaches, instructors and guidance counselors all help guide youth and inspire them to be the best version of themselves. Although a parent is the best influencer a child will have, it sometimes takes other adult role models to motivate our youth even further. In this article, we will look at the role of an

August 26th, 2022|News|

Writing a Good Essay for Scholarship Submission

There are two essays that must be completed as a part of the PMYF application. The first one is a Personal Goals Essay, and the second one changes from year to year; for 2022, the second essay, the Personal Experiences Essay, is: “Pick one experience in your own life and explain how it has influenced

March 2nd, 2022|News|

First Responder Scholarship

PMYF is pleased to announce the establishment of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania First Responder Scholarship, awarded in honor of R.W. Past Grand Master Thomas Gamon, IV. This scholarship is for a minimum of $2,000.00 and a maximum of $2,500.00 and is to be used for tuition, fees, and program-required equipment. Eligible students must file

February 23rd, 2022|News|

“Mom” Larkin: Scottish Rite Advisor of the Year

Congratulations are in order for “Mom” Jeanine Larkin, Director of Health and Safety for Pennsylvania DeMolay. Recently, the Scottish Rite of Pennsylvania chose “Mom” Larkin as the Outstanding Advisor of the Year, for her continuous work with DeMolay in Pennsylvania. She has worked hard for DeMolay over the last 18 years, providing a safe environment

July 19th, 2021|News|

DeMolay Membership Celebrated

Bringing in new members and retaining old members is important to maintain success in any organization. Five of Pennsylvania DeMolay’s chapters have successfully inducted four new members in 2020. Those chapters are Chester Pike, Elizabethtown, Lincoln, Riverside, and Westmoreland. As a reward for their success in membership recruitment, Executive Officer, Rodney Boyce, and Director of

June 23rd, 2021|DeMolay, News|
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