Today, the Sons of Pericles come together to ensure that the legacy of our Hellenic culture is preserved for future generations. Our members are proud of the contributions that Hellenism continues to make to this country.

 

We are dedicated to improving our communities through Philanthropy and Civic Responsibility. The pursuit of excellence in Education and Athletics helps stimulate and prepare tomorrow’s Leaders. These ideals comprise the goals that every member of the Sons of Pericles strives to achieve.

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WHO WE ARE

The Sons of Pericles is an international brotherhood dedicated to the preservation of Hellenism. In addition, the Order espouses philanthropy, civic responsibility, athletics, education and individual excellence.

As an international fraternity, the Sons of Pericles expands across the United States, Canada, and Greece. Our worldwide chapters form the base of our organization and strive to positively impact their local communities. The organization is divided by state(s) and province(s) into Districts. The Supreme Lodge is the international governing body of the Sons of Pericles and its primary purpose is to ensure the success and growth of the local chapters. Open to males 14-28, the Sons of Pericles is the Junior Order of AHEPA and has as its counterpart the Maids of Athena, open to women ages 14-28. 

To learn more about the history of the organization, please visit the Archives. To learn more about current membership and involvement, please reach out to any member of the Supreme Lodge

WHAT WE DO

Heritage. Service. Brotherhood.

Three short words can't do justice to the breadth and depth of value that the Sons of Pericles offers. But the motto "Heritage, Service, Brotherhood" comes the closest to categorizing and summarizing our significant impact. 

HERITAGE: Our predecessors' initial purpose was to assimilate Hellenic-American immigrants into American culture. Assimilation came at a high cost, with the expectation that integrating into American culture was synonymous with losing our Hellenic identity. After fighting for freedom of expression and identity for decades, our needs have evolved and our current mission builds on our past: we strive today to preserve the Hellenic history and culture of our ancestors. We promote the values of Hellenism and attempt to impart our culture on young Hellenes and Philhellenes alike, all while uniting the Hellenic Diaspora, with the goal of strengthening its attachment to and ability to aid Greece. 

SERVICE: We often put Hellenism and Philanthropy into two separate categories. But, our impact as a service organization embodies the reality that community service is rooted value of Hellenism. Φιλανθρωπία (Philanthropy) and φιλοξενία (Philoxenia) literally translate to "love of mankind" and "friend to the stranger," respectively. The deeper definition of these terms entails the never-ending effort to serve our communities and remain hospitable to all people, regardless of background.

We contribute to that effort by donating every year to a National Project, in addition to donating and serving our communities in the form of disaster relief, environmental clean up, aiding abuse victims, aiding orphans and disadvantaged children, and much more. 

BROTHERHOOD: We strive to develop and strengthen a fraternal bond with our members, young Hellenes and Philhellenes of like minds and values. Through athletics, social events, cultural programs, etc., we take the term "Brother" seriously and pride ourselves on the ability to foster lifelong relationships between our members and the members of the other Orders in the AHEPA Family.