Masonic Youth Organizations

Below are brief descriptions of some of the Masonic Youth Organizations that are affiliated with Freemasonry. If you’re aware of a youth organization that we’ve missed please feel free to Contact Us and we’re more then willing to review and add any groups that are associated with “Main Stream Masonry”. We are planning to sub-categorize any and all groups at a later date, TBD.

DeMolay International (also known as the Order of DeMolay)

Founded in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1919, is an international fraternal organization for young men ages 12 to 21. It was named for Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar. DeMolay was incorporated in the 1990s and is classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization holding a group exemption letter.
Asociacion de Jovenes Esperanza de la Fraternidad

Translates to (Association of Youth Hope of the Fraternity): It is an appendant body to Freemasonry for youth aged 14–21 in México, United States and Latin America. founded in Havana, Cuba on February 9, 1936 by Fernando Suárez Núñez (May 7, 1882– Jan. 24 1946). The first chapter was called “ESPERANZA” Reaching 5,000 members by 1938, its rapid growth began to foster chapters overseas. In 1939 the first Mexican A.J.E.F. Lodge ‘Benito Juárez’ was established at Veracruz. The second one was established at Mexico City and the name was “Fernando Suárez Núñez”.
International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (IORG)

A Masonic youth service organization which teaches leadership training through community service. Girls (ages 11–20/21) learn about the value of charity and service through their work and involvement with their annual local and Grand (state or country) service projects. The order came into existence in 1922 when the Reverend W. Mark Sexson, a Freemason, was asked to make an address before South McAlester Chapter #149, Order of the Eastern Star, in McAlester, Oklahoma. As the Order of DeMolay had come under his close study during his Masonic activities, he suggested that a similar order for girls would be beneficial. The first Initiation consisted of a class of 171 girls on April 6, 1922, in the auditorium of the Scottish Rite Temple in McAlester. The original name was “Order of the Rainbow for Girls”.
Job’s Daughters International  (JDI)

A Masonic-sponsored youth organization for girls and young women aged 10 to 20. The organization is commonly referred to as simply Job’s Daughters, and sometimes abbreviated as JDI or IOJD, referring to its longtime former name, International Order of Job’s Daughters. Job’s Daughters welcomes many religions and cultures. Founded as The Order of Job’s Daughters by Ethel T. Wead Mick in Omaha, Nebraska, on October 20, 1920. The purpose of the organization is to band together young girls who are related to a Master Mason, and strives to build character through moral and spiritual development. Until August 2015, a requirement for membership was relation to a Master Mason, or Majority Member, but currently any girl who fits the parameters of membership without a familial relationship can be sponsored by a Master Mason, or Majority Member, and petition for membership.
Omega Epsilon Sigma (ΩΕΣ)

A collegiate sorority operating in the United States from 1925 until, approximately, 1930. This sorority is the second known organization for college women with Order of the Eastern Star affiliation. (The first sorority being Achoth). Omega Epsilon Sigma was originally founded as Omicron Epsilon Sigma on January 3, 1925, at Kansas State Teachers College (now Emporia State University). The 1925 edition of the Sunflower yearbook described the sorority’s membership policy as “eligibility to membership in this organization is based upon affiliation with the Order of the Eastern Star.” On April 21, 1925 the sorority was recognized by the Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Kansas.