The Organization of Triangles, Inc. is a youth organization located in the State of New York, for girls aged 10 through 21 years. Triangle is only active in New York State and does not have affiliations in any other state or country. For ninety years, the Organization of Triangles, Inc., has been helping to prepare girls to build “A Finer American Womanhood”. Triangle provides a safe and wholesome environment to learn, grow, and accomplish with adult guidance. Triangle tries to develop in each of its members a devotion to high ideals, a better understanding of duty to Home, God, and Country, and stresses the importance of education in the development of intellect and character. They also make life-long friends, and have fun!
This organization, recognizing the triangle as a symbol of perfection, use its points not to shroud them in mystery, but rather to illuminate the threefold duties of man–to love our Creator, love for our fellow men, and recognition of personal worth. Therefore, we try to inculcate in the hearts of our members that our interpretation of the symbols or meaning of our Triangle can be used for the attainment of a better life.
The three lessons (or angles of the Triangle) our organization teaches its members are the following: (go to Triangle Lessons to learn more)
First Lesson: Duty to God (having faith in God or other Supreme Being)
Second Lesson: Duty to Others (charity to others and community involvement)
Third Lesson: Duty to Ourselves (caring for mind, body, and purpose)
During a girl’s membership, she learns about these three lessons of faith, charity, and self-respect to establish the basis for a well-balanced life now, and in the future. Thus a perfect triangle is formed.
Members are encouraged to believe in a supreme being and we ask all to be respectful of the beliefs of others. Triangle is not a religious organization but we feel it is vital that young women explore their own faith.