DeMolay International is the largest fraternity of young men in the world. The fraternity is an association of young men, twelve to twenty-one years of age who are seeking to better themselves by learning leadership skills and practicing civic responsibility; all the while having a whole lot of fun.
DeMolay was started more than 70 years ago in Kansas City, Missouri. Today, there are approximately 1000 chapters in the United States, as well as many chapters located in 7 foreign countries.
There have been more than a million young men who have been members of DeMolay. Alumni members (over 21 years of age) of DeMolay include John Wayne, Dan Rather, Willard Scott, and countless others. DeMolay's alumni include United States Senators, State Governors, U.S. Astronauts, Professional Athletes, Chairman of major U.S. corporations and even U.S. President Bill Clinton. To see more about famous DeMolays, and learn how DeMolay affected their lives, visit the DeMolay Hall of Fame.
DeMolay is dedicated to providing a fraternal environment (one of brotherhood and acceptance) in an organization for young men who govern and direct their own activities under the advisorship of adults. DeMolay provides young men the opportunity to practice leadership techniques and their real-world applications through its chapter activities. The organization develops leadership skills, civic responsibility and character-building in young men, providing them an environment in which they can create their own successes, and comfortably learn from their failures.
The organization assists young men in growing into responsible adults with good moral character, and provides them with a place to go, have fun, companionship, be accepted by peers, and develop social skills.