Welcome to East Cobb


Mothers & Sons Serving Together to Impact Their Local Community

Welcome to the East Cobb Chapter of the Young Men’s Service League. We have been making a difference in our community since 2018 with 6,800+ hours of service. 

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.

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:

Contact Membership


I love that volunteering with my son through YMSL provided the perfect opportunity to reconnect and make lifetime memories in neutral environments where we could forget the tensions at home.
-Laura SingletaryMarietta, GA
YMSL provided a much needed mother/son activity over the past four years. The opportunity to serve together for a variety of organizations was truly a highlight of his high school career.
-Michele and Evan BauerMarietta, GA
YMSL has given us a way to serve in our community and spend time together. Time is a thief and I am so glad that we carved out this time in the last four years!
-Curi AhrensMarietta, GA


Our Chapter’s Leadership Board

Rachel Winter

Board Member: President

Illana Burkhart

Board Member: President Elect

Stacy Carnall

Board Member: First Vice President

Staci Carper

Board Member: Parliamentarian

Amy Fudger

Board Member: Secretary

Divya Lakshman

Board Member: Treasurer

Nisha Pickett

Board Member: VP Communications

Ellie Griffis

Board Member: VP Membership

Amy Bodoh

Board Member: VP Philanthropy

Heidi Bragg

Board Member: VP Website

Dana Burnett

Board Member: VP Young Men Coordinator

Stacy Gillen

Board Member: Assistant VP Membership

Abbie White

Board Member: Assistant VP Philanthropy

Kelli Pruet

Board Member: Assistant Treasurer

Kim Jones

Board Member: Assistant VP Young Men Coordinator

Philanthropies we Serve

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

  • BlazeSports America
  • Chattahoochee Nature Center
  • Cobb County Watershed
  • Erin’s Hope for Friends
  • Foundation for Hospital Art
  • Garden of Garrison Mill Education Foundation
  • HomeStretch
  • Horizon League
  • Lassiter Food Pantry
  • MDE School of East Cobb
  • MUST Ministries
  • Northeast Cobb Family YMCA
  • Rise Coffee & Tea
  • Second Wind Dreams
  • Special Pops Tennis
  • Storehouse Ministries – Eastside South Marietta
  • The Drake House
  • The Zadie Project
  • Tommy Nobis Center – EYES (Early Youth Employment Services)Program
  • TOPSoccer
  • United Military Care

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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