What is Rainbow?

The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (Rainbow) is a philanthropic sorority for girls ages 11-20, and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, orientation, disability, or religion. “Rainbow Gets Girls Ready for Life!” The leadership, organization and communication skills that girls learn in Rainbow are unparalleled, and not found in any other organization serving young women today.

Rainbow instills a deep sense of service in its members, and teaches girls the importance of service above self. Girls plan and attend hands-on service events in the community and raise funds for charities they are passionate about. In the past five years alone, chapters across Washington and Idaho have raised tens of thousands of dollars for charity.

Rainbow teaches girls how to lead through hands-on experience. The girls of each Assembly plan events, establish budgets, and run their own business meetings. Girls are elected by their peers to lead the organization at the local and state level, giving girls the unique opportunity to run a non-profit organization.

Rainbow teaches girls to communicate through writing, speaking, and conflict resolution. Each girl learns how to speak effectively during meetings and deliver dynamic speeches and presentations to their peers and the public. Rainbow alumnae agree that the communications skills they learned in the organization help them immensely in their careers and future activities.

Interested in learning more about Rainbow and how membership can help prepare you to be a leader in every aspect of your life? Learn more about how to join here.

Not 11 yet, but still want to be involved? We have an active Pledge group for girls ages 8-10 who wish to join Rainbow after their 11th birthday. Pledge groups join their sponsor Assembly in activities, and have their own events. If you’d like to join a Pledge program in your area, contact our Pledge Team Leader, Debbie Sanborn today!