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.
New National Youth Team Ready to Work
This year’s team will consist of Gayle Reyburn (PA) – Junior Ambassador; Garrett Phelps (NY) and Asheton Medlin (NC) – Youth Ambassadors; and Ashley Holloman (NC) – Outstanding Young Patron. They will work closely with one another promoting the Junior and Youth Departments at the National Grange, in
tandem with National Grange Junior & Youth Director Samantha Wilkins.
Gayle Reyburn, 14, is currently the Pennsylvania State Junior Grange Ambassador. She is one of seven siblings, and has been involved in the Grange “since birth.” She is a member of Russellville Junior Grange #550. She is a freshman in high school, and an active team member in gymnastics, 4-H, band, musicals, and her church junior youth group.
Reyburn says she is excited to represent the National Junior Grange and hopes to help bring Junior Grangers together more. “More get-togethers for the Juniors in the nation would be nice,” she says. “I feel like the only time the Juniors see each other is at Nationals.”
She wants Junior Grangers to get involved more, too, “I would tell the Juniors to do a lot of the contests… then also to stay active and go to the meetings, build good relationships with other Juniors, and have fun and not go away when they get to their high school years.” One of her goals is to help bridge the gap between the Junior Grange and the Community Grange.