Welcome to Fort Collins

Mothers & Sons Serving Together to Impact Their Local Community

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

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 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:
  • 09-13-2021Mom’s First Meeting of 2021-2022 –6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • 10-11-2021Mom’s Meeting 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • 11-08-2021Mom’s Meeting 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • 01-10-2022Mom’s Meeting 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • 02-21-2022Mom’s Meeting 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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“YMSL is your Mother/Son legacy. It provides treasured memories and traditions of service, laughter, and love.” Andrea, Roswell, GA
AndreaRoswell, GA
“YMSL is a great way to demonstrate how time, passion, and expertise are tremendous levers in giving back to our community.” Dionn, Austin, TX
DionnAustin, TX
“YMSL was one of the highlights of my time in high school. I loved being able to give back to our community and help those in need. It has definitely made a lasting impact on my life. Being in YMSL helped me realize that volunteer work isn’t scary but rat
Andrea EFt. Collins, CO


Our Chapter’s Leadership Board

Becky Tolpa

Board Member: Assistant VP Philanthropy

Suzanne Hueston

Board Member: First Vice President

Diane Desrosiers

Board Member: Parliamentarian

Soley Belt

Board Member: VP Philanthropy

Dawn Lang

Board Member: Treasurer

Yee Campbell

Board Member: Assistant VP Membership

Amy Guy

Board Member: President

Andrea Evans

Board Member: VP Website

Kim Nelson

Board Member: VP Membership

Pam Lewis

Board Member: Assistant VP Young Men Coordinator

Tricia Diehl

Board Member: Assistant Treasurer

Kat Johnson

Board Member: VP Young Men Coordinator

Katy Sayers

Board Member: VP Communications

Brady Martucci

Board Member: Secretary

Philanthropies we Serve

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

  • Bags of Fun
  • Beads of Courage
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Catholic Charities
  • Colorado Youth Outdoors
  • Dementia Together –
  • Dolls for Daughters & Toys for Boys
  • Elderhaus Adult Day Programs
  • Family Holiday Promise
  • Food Bank for Larimer County
  • Good Samaritan Society
  • Grand Family Coalition
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • Healing Warriors Program
  • Homeward Alliance
  • Kids at Heart/Fundango
  • Meals On Wheels
  • Neighbor To Neighbor
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Poudre River Friends of the Library, Inc.
  • Project Self-Sufficiency
  • Realities For Children
  • Respite Care
  • Serve 6.8
  • The Gardens on Spring Creek
  • Tim Tebow Foundation
  • Veterans Plaza Northern Colorado

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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