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 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:
  • 10-31-2024Legacy added to your profile
  • 01-22-2024Sponsor workshop (January member meeting, details to follow)
  • 01-31-2024Sponsor forms due (details to follow)
  • 02-27-20242/27/2024 – 3/2024 – Prospective member meeting(s): January and/or February TBD
  • 03-07-20243/7/2024 – 3/15/2024 – New member re-enrollment

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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 has given me and my son cherished time volunteering together. I am forever grateful for the life lessons he’ll take with him.” Fort Collins, CO
YeeFort Collins, CO
“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.” Fort Collins, CO
NanetteFt. Collins, CO


Our Chapter’s Leadership Board

Gretchen Peterson

Board Member: President

Trudy Samuelson

Board Member: First Vice President

Korin LaPlante

Board Member: Parliamentarian

Gretchen Stanford

Board Member: Secretary

Rebecca Rosetti-Solley

Board Member: Treasurer

Lauren Mingus

Board Member: VP Communications

Sara Duffert

Board Member: VP Membership

Lindsay Bellus

Board Member: VP Philanthropy

Pamela Davidson

Board Member: VP Website

Jennifer Himot

Board Member: VP Young Men Coordinator

Linda Lewis

Board Member: Assistant VP Membership

Heidi Priebe

Board Member: Assistant VP Philanthropy

Kate Tufano

Board Member: Assistant Secretary

Catherine Orr

Board Member: Assistant Treasurer

Maralee McVean

Board Member: Assistant VP Young Men Coordinator

Philanthropies we Serve

Alphabetical List

  • Bags of Fun
  • Boulder County Disaster Relief
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • CARE Housing
  • 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
  • Linus Project
  • Meals On Wheels
  • Neighbor To Neighbor
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Project Self-Sufficiency
  • Realities For Children
  • Respite Care
  • Serve 6.8
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace
  • 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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