Welcome to the Junior Grange Website!
Do you want your child to have opportunities for positive growth, to participate in community service, and to have fun with others their age while being supported by caring adults?
The Grange recognizes that one of the greatest needs of young families today is a place the family can go together — where all children are welcome.
That place is the Grange. While the parents take part in Grange meetings, the children can conduct their own meetings and take part in activities at the same time.
Junior Grange provides an opportunity for children to develop self-confidence, leadership skills, while fostering the traits of accountability, responsibility and respect for self and other. The Junior Grange also encourages honor, patriotism, an understanding of agriculture and an opportunity to improve the communities where the children live and play.
Junior Grange programs are designed to provide opportunities for young members to take on leadership roles as they learn about parliamentary procedure and public speaking. They learn to serve on committees and have fun at the same time. Junior Grange members also create and lead teams to complete community service activities.
Now there are more opportunities for children to participate in the Junior Grange program. In Subordinate/Community Granges where there is no chartered Junior Grange, children between the ages of 5 to 14 may join as an individual Junior Grange member allowing them to participate in all of the regular Junior Grange programs.
If you would like more information about the Junior Grange Program, please download our flyer.
Meet the Junior Grange Ambassador
The 2022-23 National Junior Grange Ambassador is Annette “Nettie” Hartley from North Scituate, Rhode Island. When asked why she wanted to apply to be a Junior Ambassador she said that Junior Grange “is her life,” and to be at the National level helping other Junior Grange is a dream. When she was asked what her goals were as the National Junior Ambassador she replied, “to bring in more
members, the Juniors are not our future, but our today. We are the next officers [at the local level] and National officers of the Grange.”
Not only was Hartley selected as the National Junior Grange Ambassador, she was awarded the National Community Service Director’s Pin by Pete Pompper. She stated that she was very surprised to be awarded
it, and when she found out that her parents knew about it, she was even more surprised.
She went on to say that this project was the biggest thing her Junior Grange had done. When they first started they didn’t know if they would even hit their $1,000 goal. To find out that they had raised $5,000 was astonishing. Pompper chose to give her the award because of her tenacity and ability to meet and exceed goals for her community. | READ MORE