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Since 1883, Modern Woodmen of America has brought people together, supported families and strengthened communities.

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Grow with Modern Woodmen! As a financial representative, you can make a positive impact for your family and your community.

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We can help you meet your current needs, achieve your future dreams and plan for all stages of life.

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Modern Woodmen maintains a portfolio of high-quality financial products that can help you meet a wide range of life needs.

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Being a Member

Modern Woodmen membership is about relationships. As a member, you work together with a trusted local representative to plan for some of the most important moments in the lives of those you love.

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Member Benefits

Modern Woodmen offers a variety of fraternal member benefits for all ages.

Community Impact

Modern Woodmen and those we serve work together to identify local needs and make an impact in communities nationwide. It’s all part of what makes us unique as a fraternal financial services organization.

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Our measure of impact

Fraternalism is a way of caring and giving back. It’s about being part of something bigger than yourself.

Approximately

2,800 local chapters and 800 youth service clubs nationwide

2015
438,000
Hours

volunteer hours donated by members in chapters, summit chapters, and youth service clubs

2015
$14.6
Million

(including a match by Modern Woodmen) contributed to worthy causes through fundraisers

2015
$19.2
Million

In support of members’ communities through all fraternal programs, benefits and activities

Impact near you

Touching lives and securing futures from coast to coast.

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Activities for adults and kids

Nationwide, local groups of members come together regularly for social, educational and volunteer activities. Participation is not required. However, many members choose to get involved in their area.

Helping knock out hunger

Helping knock out hunger

In 2014 and 2015, Modern Woodmen packed 648,000 meals for families in need. Learn more

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Members can enjoy opportunities to meet other local members, build relationships and impact communities. Modern Woodmen activities offer time to bond with family and friends.

But these activities aren’t the only extras of Modern Woodmen membership. Members have access to a variety of other benefits that meet needs during different ages and life stages.

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Our local membership groups

Chapters

Chapter activities in communities across the nation provide opportunities for members of all ages to volunteer, socialize and learn. Chapters also raise funds for local causes.

Summit Chapters

Summit chapters offer fun and fulfilling experiences to fit the busy lifestyles of members ages 55 plus.

Youth Service Clubs

Guided by adult member leaders, monthly youth club activities emphasize volunteerism, patriotism, education and fun.

Youth educational programs

Developed by educators for educators, Modern Woodmen’s free youth educational programs make learning fun for kids and teachers. The curriculum-enhancing programs are donated by Modern Woodmen representatives nationwide and include flexible instructions for hands-on activities that make memories and make sense.

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​Impacting kids' lives

​Modern Woodmen youth educational programs create light-bulb moments for more than 1.3 million children each year.

Help for schools, home-schools and youth groups

Modern Woodmen youth educational programs help kids learn critical thinking and life skills they can use beyond the classroom. The free programs:

  • Cover a variety of topics that appeal to children and educators, from financial literacy to exercise and nutrition, ecology awareness and public speaking.
  • Provide leader guides and materials designed to meet educational content standards.
  • Encourage lifelong learning.
  • Can be used by members and nonmembers alike, with material for preschoolers through middle school.

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Featured programs

Financial Literacy Program
Financial Literacy Program

This program helps students prepare for future financial responsibilities through hands-on exercises to make financial decisions and create wise saving, sharing and spending plans.

Exercise and Nutrition Program
Exercise and Nutrition Program

From lesson plans for a puppet show for preschoolers to a life-size board game for primary students and a virtual hike for middle schoolers, this program helps kids learn the value of healthy choices.