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DeMolay is an organization dedicated to preparing young men to lead successful, happy, and productive lives. Basing its approach on timeless principles and practical, hands-on experience, DeMolay opens doors for young men aged 12 to 21 by developing the civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills so vitally needed in society today. DeMolay combines this serious mission with a fun approach that builds important bonds of friendship among members in more than 1,000 chapters worldwide.

DeMolay provides a safe place for young men to have a greater level of independence. The young men decide on the activities, plan them and carry them out from start to finish. The DeMolay chapter is run completely by its members. Adult volunteers called “advisors” are present at every DeMolay event to help when needed, but they stay in the background as much as possible. DeMolay advisors are the safety net, the resource, the mentors and the friends, but they are not the planners or the leaders. The young men are.

A Safe Place to Grow

Young people face many tough situations. DeMolay provides a place where young men can try new experiences and have social interaction with peers in an environment where they will be safe and supported. DeMolay members learn responsibility, respect for others and how to interact with adults – both as authority figures and as coworkers.

Meet Girls!

Not just any girls but girls that belong to organizations similar to DeMolay.

Another thing chapters are famous for are their activities with the girls organizations. Beach parties, dances, you name it and it can be done by your DeMolay chapter!

Participate in different activities including sports!

Not just any sports, but sports where everyone plays. What sports do you like? Softball, basketball, bowling or volleyball? Take your pick.