Welcome to Brushy Creek

Mothers & Sons Serving Together to Impact Their Local Community

Welcome to the Brushy Creek Chapter of the Young Men’s Service League. We have been making a difference in our community since 2018. 

The four years of high school go by incredibly fast. Finding time to spend together with your teenage son gets harder and harder. When you join YMSL, you commit to spending quality time together with your son serving your community.

In these moments, he sees your dedication to serving others. You see his eyes and heart become open to the world around him. These are memories to last a lifetime and service projects that impact our community forever.

In addition to service, YMSL offers valuable leadership opportunities and a four-year curriculum that covers topics such as car repair, interview skills, cooking, hazing prevention, and more.

We hope you will consider joining us. The time to start the membership process is during your son’s 8th-grade year. We look forward to meeting you and serving together. Scroll down for more details.


The Nomination committee is proud to present the proposed slate of officers for the 2023/ 2024 YMSL year!

Thank you to the members who served on the committee- Heidi York, Kathy Fangman, Tammie Peterson, Heather Tramonte, Beth Fitzmaurice, and Cecelia Zapalac.
This is the approved Slate of officers presented to the current Board of Directors at the February 7, 2023 meeting.
President- Jenny Best
Assistant VP- Rachel Nichols
Treasurer- Karen Brown
Assistant VP Treasurer- Jaime Stickler
Parliamentarian- Cecelia Zapalac
VP Membership- Carrie Thayer
Assistant VP Membership- Nicole Alaniz
VP Young Men- Angie Robinson
Assistant VP Young Men- Beth Fitzmaurice
VP Philanthropy- Christi Massey
Assistant VP Philanthropy- Michelle Pafk
VP Communication- Helen Patton
VP Website- Caroline Sinclair
* the Secretary position will be held for a member of the incoming Freshman class.

If you would like to run for one of these positions, and are in good standing within the chapter, you MUST notify the Parliamentarian, Cecelia Zapalac, no later than February 20th to be considered.
If you have any questions, please contact the Parliamentarian, Cecelia Zapalac for more information.

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 27,000 members and young men as part of more than 153 chapters across 20 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 Mentor (Sponsor)

YMSL is a sponsorship organization; a prospective member needs to be mentored (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 is required annually at a variety of chapter-approved philanthropies. Half 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 meetings per year. Moms must attend at least 3 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:
  • 01-31-2024Sponsor Forms Due Per National Guidelines
  • 02-12-2024Prospective Member Meeting at 7pm
  • 03-01-2024Prospective Member LOI (Letter of Intent) Due
  • 04-28-2024New Member Orientation

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My boys and I have strengthened our relationships with each other and our community through our service with YMSL. The lessons learned make these boys stronger in character, strength, and compassion for the rest of their lives.
JennyRound Rock, TX
I am so thankful for the quality time with my teens these last four years serving through YMSL. What an opportunity to make a difference in our community, develop our sons, and strengthen our mother/son relationships!
RhondaLiberty Hill, TX
My son & I joined YMSL to serve our local community together. We’ve made tons of friends, volunteered together, and have had opportunities to lead. We’ll leave after four years with friendships, fond memories and connections with local charities.
KateRound Rock, TX


Our Chapter’s Leadership Board

Jenny Best

Board Member: President

Rachel Nichols

Board Member: First Vice President

Cecelia Zapalac

Board Member: Parliamentarian

Terri Moore

Board Member: Secretary

Karen Brown

Board Member: Treasurer

Helen Patton

Board Member: VP Communications

Carrie Thayer

Board Member: VP Membership

Christi Massey

Board Member: VP Philanthropy

Dilani Koswatta

Board Member: VP Website

Angie Robinson

Board Member: VP Young Men Coordinator

Nicole Alaniz

Board Member: Assistant VP Membership

Michelle Pafk

Board Member: Assistant VP Philanthropy

Sara Kinnison

Board Member: Assistant Secretary

Jaime Smith

Board Member: Assistant Treasurer

Beth Fitzmaurice

Board Member: Assistant VP Young Men Coordinator

Philanthropies we Serve

Alphabetical List

  • Angel House Soup Kitchen
  • Austin Diaper Bank
  • Austin Miracle League
  • Backpack Friends
  • Brookwood in Georgetown (BiG)
  • Cantex (Park Valley Inn)
  • Central Texas Food Bank
  • Cheyanna’s Champions 4 Children
  • Drive A Senior NW Austin (Faith in Action)
  • Faith in Action (Drive a Senior- Georgetown)
  • Foster Village
  • Habitat for Humanity (Williamson County)
  • Heroes Night Out
  • Honor Flight Austin
  • Keep Austin Beautiful
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Operation Liberty Hill
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Round Rock Operation Blue Santa
  • Round Rock Serving Center
  • RRISD Partners in Education Foundation
  • Sam’s Adventure Camp
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace
  • Special Olympics of Texas
  • Texas Baptist Children’s Home
  • The Charlie Center
  • Travis County Brown Santa
  • TreeFolks
  • Williamson County Brown Santa
  • Wreaths Across America
  • YMCA

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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