The National Grange Youth program is designed to provide leadership training and life skills training opportunities. There are only two programs that are age specific; all programs are open to all Grange members regardless of age.
National Grange Youth Development Goals
- Providing leadership training through a variety of opportunities: Regional conferences, Horizon Leadership program, John Trimble Legislative Experience, Kelley Farm Experiences and the National convention, to name a few.
- Individual life skills will be developed through the Achievement Award program, which offers opportunities for exploration in public speaking, communication, critical thinking, mentoring, Drills, Parliamentary procedure, sharing talents, marketing and career exploration. Pride and knowledge will be developed in those who desire to learn more about our organization through a Current Events and Grange Trivia Challenge.
- We will work with the Junior Grange department in creating opportunities for older junior grange members to begin their transition into the Subordinate grange by encouraging youth to be mentors to those older juniors and by providing opportunities for them to become involved in the Achievement award program.
- We will strive to create within youth a desire to care for those dealing with physical challenges by educating all about organizations that meet the needs of those physically challenged.