Welcome to Crystal Springs

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Mothers & Sons Serving Together to Impact Their Local Community

Welcome to our chapter of the Young Men’s Service League! We are pleased to announce that the Crystal Springs Chapter has been designated a “Chapter of Excellence” for the 2021-22 year! We are granted this year-long designation to honor chapters such as ours that have exemplary chapter management. We have met 100% in each area of our business criteria while also serving with spirit and heart.

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.


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 130 chapters across 18 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:
  • 02-11-2023Prospective Member Information Meeting
  • 03-01-2023Letters of Intent (LOI) Due
  • 04-23-2023New Member Orientation Meeting
  • 04-27-2023New Committee Training

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YMSL has given me and my sons an opportunity to bond while giving back to our community. It has also enabled us to develop our leadership skills. We love YMSL!
JuliaSan Carlos, CA
Being part of YMSL gives me the opportunity to show my son the importance of community service. I’m impressed with the outreach that YMSL has, and it has given me a conduit to build a stronger relationship with my son.
Meichiel Redwood City, CA
My son and I have really enjoyed volunteering for different philanthropies through YMSL. It’s been a great way to bond with each other while giving back to our community.
CynthiaBelmont, CA


Our Chapter’s Leadership Board

Anna Jocson

Board Member: President

Tiffany Booth

Board Member: President Elect

Chris Cook

Board Member: First Vice President

Jen Coakley

Board Member: Parliamentarian

Karen Melzer

Board Member: Secretary

Nancy Huey

Board Member: Treasurer

Heidi Krakovsky

Board Member: VP Communications

Veronica Luna

Board Member: VP Membership

Nico White

Board Member: VP Philanthropy

Wendy Garrish

Board Member: VP Website

Michele Harkov

Board Member: VP Young Men Coordinator

lisa cheng

Board Member: Assistant VP Membership

Kerstin Schenk

Board Member: Assistant VP Philanthropy

Karina Inga-Kamienski

Board Member: Assistant Secretary

Jennifer Crusick

Board Member: Assistant VP Young Men Coordinator

Philanthropies we Serve

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

  • Alternative Family Services
  • County of San Mateo Parks and Rec Departments
  • e-Sports
  • Each Green Corner
  • Family Connections
  • Foster City Challenger Little League Baseball
  • Giants Community Fund
  • Glide Memorial
  • Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco
  • Half Moon Bay Challenger Little League Baseball
  • HEAL Project
  • Hillsborough Harvest Gardens
  • Kainos Home & Training Center
  • Life Moves
  • Miracle League of SF Peninsula
  • My New Red Shoes
  • No Strings Attached/Senior Coastsiders
  • One Life Counseling Center
  • Pacific Beach Coalition
  • Peninsula Family Services
  • Peninsula Food Runners
  • Phoenix Garden
  • Samaritan House
  • San Carlos Elms
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange
  • Special Olympics
  • St. Vincent De Paul
  • Street Life Ministries
  • There With Care
  • Village Harvest
  • Villages of San Mateo County

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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