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.
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.