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