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The International Order of the Rainbow for GirlsThe International Order of the Rainbow for Girls
Founded in 1922, the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls empowers young women between 11-20 to become competent, capable and compassionate leaders by helping them learn to help others. Through its Service Leadership Program, IORG strives to ... Read more
Founded in 1922, the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls empowers young women between 11-20 to become competent, capable and compassionate leaders by helping them learn to help others. Through its Service Leadership Program, IORG strives to give each of our members the skills necessary for a young woman to be successful in an ever changing world.
We define service leadership as a vital step in service learning. Once a person fully understands the concept of learning by helping others, he or she begins to grow personally as a leader. Rainbow is fun and filled with forever friendships.
Rainbow welcomes girls of every race, religion and culture, and has locations throughout the United States and Canada, in addition to Aruba, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the Philippines.
Rainbow Gets Girls Ready for Life!
What Is Rainbow? Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that strives to give girls the tools, training, and encouragement to let their individual spirits shine bright. By providing members with a safe, fun, caring environment where responsible, older girls can interact and mentor younger girls through family involvement.
Rainbow Girls are busy! By participating in fun events and activities, keeping up with new friends, and traveling to different cities and states, members experience the excitement of what a productive life has to offer.
Rainbow Girls love a challenge! From volunteering for different charities, to working to improve their public speaking, to mastering the lessons of Rainbow, members tackle lots of challenging hurdles but ultimately walk away with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Rainbow Girls are ready for life! Whether they dream of becoming a successful veterinarian, a talented musician, or a loving mother, Rainbow Girls learn that they can accomplish anything and that they can make a difference.
Our Daughter, Jen, is a Majority recipient from Rainbow (IORG). At the age of 20, Rainbow girls receive their “Majority”, which is an event similar to graduation from IORG.
In 2013, Jen completed eight years of study, receiving her Pharmacy Doctorate from the joint Oregon State (OSU)/OHSU program, and is now in her second year of residency at the University of Wisconsin at Madison Hospital, which is among the top-5 Pharmacy programs in the nation, according to the US News & World Report 2012 rankings. Her goal is to practice in Clinical Pharmacy; in ICU or Emergency Room/Department: Using the IORG pledge to help others for a lifetime.
Rainbow has helped Jen immensely in the memorization and leadership, teamwork, and priority-juggling so needed to achieve her career goal.
It is a pleasure to watch shy, overwhelmed young preteen girls grow, as they learn leadership skills, public speaking, memorization skills and leadership traits to become accomplished leaders in the World.