Mothers and Sons Serving Together
to Impact Their Local Communities

About YMSL

The Young Men’s Service League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit national organization. Members of YMSL are moms and their teenage sons who volunteer together to serve their local communities during his four years of high school. YMSL currently represents over 7,000 moms and 8,000 young men as part of 94 chapters across 15 states. YMSL offers moms service opportunities and time together with her son(s) to grow their relationship and to instill in him a heart of service to last a lifetime. In addition to service, as part of its four-year comprehensive program, YMSL teaches leadership and life skills to develop our young men to become the capable, confident and compassionate leaders of tomorrow.


To assist, serve, and support those who are in need in our community, develop leadership skills among our membership and promote mother-son relationships.


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 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 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

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

Vani, YMSL Centennial Chapter
Roswell, Georgia

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“YMSL has been an amazing experience! Not only did we get to meet incredible people, but it also allowed us to learn what it takes to be a great leader in a variety of situations.”

Cyndie, YMSL Fort Collins Chapter
Fort Collins, Colorado

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“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