For many years, the Enchanted Closet was asked, “What are you doing for the young men?” and we reminded people that we were established to physically, mentally, and emotionally outfit girls. We also said if some men would take on the effort to outfit young men for prom, we would support them. In 2013, several donors contributed so that we could outfit young men that submitted essays through a contest with V-103. In 2014, we partnered with the wonderful men of Decatur Army Youth Athletics. In 2015 and 2016, we partnered with Admiration Lodge to provide tuxedos for 5 metropolitan Atlanta young men going to prom, and we are super excited to partner again with them to provide tuxedos to deserving young men.
The goal of the Admiration Lodge is to enhance the communities in which they live by teaching and emulating the principles of Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity, and Truth while actively embracing high social, moral, and spiritual values including fellowship, compassion, and dedication to God and family. They have a youth mentoring group, Young Men of Admiration (Y.M.O.A.), through which they aid young men between the ages of 10 to 18 in gaining leadership skills, self-awareness, social awareness, and the knowledge, tools, and confidence to achieve their fullest potential.