Membership Requirements

YMSL Sponsor

YMSL is a sponsorship organization, which means a prospective member needs to be sponsored by a current member of the chapter she wishes to join. Enrollment for new members takes place during the winter of the son’s 8th grade year. Contact your local YMSL chapter for deadlines & dates.

4-Year Commitment

Joining YMSL is a four-year commitment. Young men and their mothers are expected to remain active in the chapter during his four years of high school. Annual awards banquets are held each spring by chapters to celebrate members.

20 Hours of Service

A minimum of 20 service hours are required annually at a variety of chapter approved philanthropies. Most of these hours must be served as a Mother/Son team.

Job Within the Chapter

Each mom and son must individually serve in a job or leadership position within the chapter. Positions rotate annually. Roles offer valuable work experience and leadership opportunities.

5 Meetings

A structured four-year curriculum covers a variety of life skills and brings in local speakers. Young men must attend at least 5 men’s meetings per year. Moms must attend at least 3 moms meetings per year.

Financial Obligations

New Member Fee: $25
Annual Chapter Dues: $150 *
Additional Son: $60 *
Annual Banquet: $20-40 per person *
* costs vary by chapter


“I will cherish forever the hours spent with my son at YMSL. The experiences were life changing and the time together priceless.”

Kathy, YMSL Centennial Chapter
Roswell, Georgia

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“Serving together with my son with YMSL was a great way to spend quality time together and also to demonstrate and learn how time, passion and expertise are tremendous levers in giving back to our community.”

Dionn, YMSL Austin Viper Chapter
Austin, Texas

“I’ve loved building an even stronger relationship with my son, showing him the importance of giving back to our community and seeing him discover the causes for which he has the most passion. ”

Misty, YMSL Ozark Chapter
Ozark, Arkansas