Welcome to Aledo

Mothers & Sons Serving Together to Impact Their Local Community

Welcome to the Aledo Chapter of the Young Men’s Service League! 

Our chapter is comprised of a group of mothers who treasure quality time with our sons, serving our community, and value the opportunity to raise strong leaders. We are honored to be the first and only chapter in Parker County.

Being a part of an organization that instills responsibility, builds character, and teaches life skills that help shape our sons through their formative high school years is priceless. We are a community of mothers striving together to raise young men to shift their focus toward serving others.

Witnessing our sons growing through volunteering and sharing in these memorable moments where their hearts are forever changed is what YMSL Aledo is all about!

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 10,400 moms and 11,500 young men as part of more than 100 chapters across 16 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.

The pillars of the YMSL experience are service, learning, and leadership. YMSL is a four-year comprehensive program. Requirements for membership include:

YMSL Sponsor

YMSL is a sponsorship organization, a prospective member needs to be sponsored by a current member of the chapter she wishes to join. Contact membership for guidance. Enrollment is during the son’s 8th-grade year. 

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. An annual Volunteer and Senior Recognition Banquet is held each spring.

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 experience and leadership opportunities.

5 Meetings

A structured four-year curriculum for young men 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.

Membership Fees

YMSL annual chapter dues and banquet fee.

Contact membership for more details.

Joining YMSL

Ready to take the next step?

Enrollment for new members takes place in January/February/March of the son’s 8th-grade year.

If you do not know anyone in YMSL, please contact us to assist you.

YMSL is a sponsorship organization, which means a prospective member needs to be sponsored by a current member of the chapter they wish to join.

If you would like to learn more about joining, please click the contact membership button below to send us a message. 

Our Chapter’s Membership Dates & Deadlines for Enrollment:
  • 01-16-2022Chapter Member Sponsor Meeting
  • 02-13-2022Prospective Member Meeting
  • 03-01-2022Final Deadline for Letters of Intent

Contact Membership

Testimonials

YMSL gave me the incredible opportunity to walk alongside my son as he further developed a true heart for service. Though he was reluctant at first, he grew exceedingly confident year over year, and am certain he will continue his service after YMSL.
JeanAledo, TX
I am grateful for the opportunities to spend meaningful time with my two teenage sons by participating in philanthropy activities through YMSL Aledo. Working in cooperation we get to meet others’ needs and have an outlet for my sons’ “servant” hearts.
KarenAledo, TX

Leadership

Our Chapter’s Leadership Board

Jessica Brown

Board Member: VP Young Men Coordinator

Beth Deen

Board Member: VP Membership

Kimberly Martinez

Board Member: VP Philanthropy

Jennifer Herring

Board Member: President

Karen Taylor

Board Member: First Vice President

Laura Anderson

Board Member: Assistant VP Young Men Coordinator

Pam Oetinger

Board Member: Parliamentarian

Jennifer Taylor

Board Member: Treasurer

Trish Belt

Board Member: Assistant VP Philanthropy

Mandy Fernihough

Board Member: VP Communications

Niki Heimke

Board Member: President Elect

Julie Hall

Board Member: VP Website

Carmen Schabel

Board Member: Secretary

Philanthropies we Serve

Some local philanthropies that we currently have the honor of partnering with

  • Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas
  • Aledo Children’s AdvoCats
  • Aledo Community Lions Club
  • Beautiful Feet
  • Bread Basket Ministries
  • Center of Hope
  • Church at the Crossing
  • Clear Fork Assisted Living and Memory Care
  • Feed My Starving Children Mobile Meal Pack
  • JPS Health Network
  • Justin’s Place
  • Keep Texas Beautiful – Benbrook
  • Live Thankfully
  • Mid-Cities Care Corps
  • Miracle League of Parker County
  • Mission Continues
  • Soles4Souls
  • Special Olympics/ Greater Fort Worth – Area 11
  • Tarrant Area Food Bank
  • Texas Department of Transportation (Adopt a Highway)
  • Texas Ramps Project
  • The Welman Project
  • Tools to Teach
  • West Fort Worth Center of Hope

If you are a philanthropy interested in partnering with our chapter, we would love to hear from you. Please use the contact our chapter button below. 

Contact our Chapter

We look forward to hearing from you about membership or how our members can serve your philanthropy and our community. Click the button below to contact our chapter.

If you are interested in joining our chapter, please use the contact membership button in the Join section.

To learn more about the YMSL National organization visit: YMSL.org

To see a full list of chapters visit: YMSL.org/find-a-chapter

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